Program Dates


Media Scholars Program

  • Registration OpensNov 14
  • Qualifying RoundNov 14 - Feb 11
  • Case CompetitionFeb 25 - Mar 27
  • Media Scholars WeekJun 7-12
  • Networking ReceptionJun 11

Media Fellows Program

  • Application DueNov 12, 2014

Networking Reception

Held at the Newseum, a modern Washington landmark, the Networking Reception serves as a fundraiser for the foundation, while providing an opportunity for media industry leaders to meet the undergraduate students participating in Media Scholars Week.

Networking opportunities abound for Media Scholars and experienced professionals alike. From Seattle to New York, Dallas to Miami, over 400 industry and academic leaders turn out to support and celebrate the finalists.

The fifth annual Networking Reception takes place on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Event Sponsorship

The Networking Reception provides a great opportunity for the generosity of our Founding Partners and Event Sponsors to be recognized. Sponsor logos appear on event television screens, donor and corporate names are recognized on the event programs and signs. A number of complimentary tickets are reserved for our most dedicated sponsors.

Distinguished Contributor Opportunities

A portion of each donation tax deductible

$5,000 Founding Partner
Receives 10 tickets for the Networking Reception, and two tickets to the Founding Partner luncheon
$2,500 Event Sponsor
Receives 8 tickets for the Networking Reception
$1,000 Event Co-Sponsor
Receives 4 tickets for the Networking Reception
$500 Media Scholar Mentor
Receives 2 tickets for the Networking Reception

All Distinguished Contributors receive mention on event signs and in the official program.
Event Co-Sponsors, Sponsors and Founding Partners are also recognized on