THF announces 2019 Scott Weiss Scholarship recipients

The T. Howard Foundation (THF) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Scott Weiss Scholarship, an annual merit-based award granted to eligible alumni of the Foundation’s Internship Program.

Now in its 25th year, the scholarship provides alumni financial assistance for their academic and career pursuits including tuition, textbooks and/or expenses related to career development, such as conferences and workshops that help prepare recipients for a career in the media and entertainment industry.

This year, THF awarded $42,500 in scholarships, with each recipient receiving $2,500. The Scott Weiss Scholarship is named after Scott Weiss, T. Howard Foundation founder and Chairman Emeritus. He is currently CEO and owner of Speakeasy, a THF host company.

The T. Howard Foundation would like to thank the Walter Kaitz Foundation for providing additional funds for our inaugural TECH scholars.

Congratulations to our all of our 2019 scholarship award recipients:

Nkosi Archibald
St. John’s University School of Law
Major: African American Studies, May 2020
Internship with Viacom, 2019

 

Sherry Chen
City University of New York – Baruch College
Major: Marketing, May 2021
Internship with Turner Ad Sales, 2019

Zemia Edmondson
Pomona College
First Major: Africana Studies
Second Major: Media Studies, May 2020
Internship with Paramount Pictures, 2019
Akayla Gardner
The Ohio State University
First Major: Journalism
Second Major: Strategic Communications,
May 2021
Internship with NBCUniversal, 2019
Jasmine Hilton
The Ohio State University
First Major: Journalism
Second Major: Strategic Communications, May 2021
Internship with NBCUniversal, 2019
 

Raven Jackson
St. John’s University
Major: Communication Arts, May 2020
Internship with TruTV, 2018 &
NBCUniversal, 2019

 

 

Hannah King
University of Miami
Major: Design Management and Communications, May 2021
Internship with ESPN, 2019

 

Oye Olubowade
New York University
First Major: Marketing
Second Major: Media and Communications, May 2021
Internship with AMC Networks, 2019
 

Mary Osunlana
University of Pennsylvania
Major: English, May 2020
Internship with A+E Networks, 2019

Natalie E. Ruiz-Perez
Pennsylvania State University – University Park
First Major: Film/Video
Second Major: General Biology, May 2021
Internship with Smithsonian Channel, 2019
 

Ian Solano
University of Southern California
Major: Business Administration, May 2021
Internship with AT&T, 2019

Shadia Weeks
California State University of LA
First Major: TV/Film
Second Major: New Media Studies, May 2020
Internship with AMC Networks, 2013

TECH Scholarship Recipients

Kiswood Diogene
Florida State University
First Major: Information Systems
Second Major: Marketing, July 2020
Internship with A+E Networks, 2018 & Altman Vilandrie & Co., 2019
Niya Robertson
Southern University and A+M College
Major: Computer Science, May, 2020
Internship with CNN, 2019
Alyson Szeto
City University of New York – Baruch College
Major: Computer Information Systems, June 2021
Internship with A+E Networks, 2019
Evans Yeboah
SUNY New Paltz
Major: Computer Science, May 2021
Internship with HBO, 2019