The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C. (SDXDC) has announced changes to its longstanding scholarship program in an effort to assist area college students taking classes remotely during the pandemic.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the foundation plans to bundle its annual financial assistance with digital equipment needed by students to complete digital assignments and to attend classes online at DC-area colleges or universities.
Up to four scholarships — each for $2,500 — will be awarded. And, for the first time, recipients will be given the option of taking up to $900 of the award in digital equipment — a laptop computer, video camera, tripod, microphone, lights and/or light stands.
To qualify, students must show a financial need and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in journalism. Students must be a current sophomore or junior (or equivalent), entering his or her junior or senior term.
To apply, please see 2021-22.SDX.Scholarship.Application.Form. Completed forms should be emailed to the Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applying is March 15, 2021.
Scholarship awards are paid directly to your university for credit to your account for tuition, fees and other college-related expenses. If an applicant chooses to accept part of the assistance in the form of digital equipment, SDXDC Scholarship Committee members will help the student identify the equipment necessary for school, order it and deliver it to the student. The amount not spent on digital gear will be forwarded to the student’s university account.
Whether to accept equipment in lieu of financial assistance will be entirely up to the student.
Anyone with questions should contact the Scholarship Committee via email at email@example.com. Or you can contact Foundation President Reginald Stuart at 301-879-0085 or interim scholarship committee chair John Henry at 202-378-6612.