The White House Correspondents’ Association is distributing a record $132,500 to eighteen (18) journalism student from five prestigious universities, and will honor the recipients at its annual scholarship luncheon on Friday, April 30th .
Since 1991, the WHCA has awarded nearly $360,000 in scholarship money to 42 graduating high school seniors and college-level students. The success of this dinner allows members of the White House press corps to give back to the next generation of reporters.
The following Howard University students will each receive a $7,000 scholarship:
• Derrick Haynes
• Jasmine Norwood
• Mary Godie
2009-2010 recipients (pictured above, with President and Mrs. Obama): Curtis McCloud, Melissa Noel, and Erica Robinson. Curtis is from Columbus, Ga., and has interned WRC-TV 4, WHUT-TV 32 PBS, Cox Communications and WRVL-TV 3. Melissa is from Newark, NJ, and has interned with BBC World, WJLA-TV 7, WHUR-FM 96.3, NBC Universal, PBS, Afro-American and The Hilltop Newspapers, and blackcollegeview.com. Erica is from Hampton, Va., and has interned with SRB Communications, WHUT-TV 32 PBS, Afro-American and The Hilltop Newspapers