FOUNDATION PROGRAMS

The Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the medium of television and educating those who will impact its future. The Foundation pursues its mission through the following programs:

The Archive of American Television produces interviews with the legends of television, preserving the rich history of the medium, while educating and inspiring future generations. These unique interviews – over 800 and counting – are in-depth, videotaped conversations with industry figures whose contributions have shaped our cultural history. The interviews are made available via EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG. The Archive also manages the TV Academy's historic video assets.
The College Television Awards is a national competition recognizing the excellence in college student-produced video, digital media, and film work.  Currently in its fourth decade, the competition draws entries from hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Winners receive cash awards and industry recognition at a gala dinner. Winners also participate in a mentoring brunch with industry professionals.
Each November, the Foundation hosts a five-day Faculty Seminar for twenty college professors selected from a nationwide search. The Seminar offers industry panels, presentations, screenings, discussions, and visits to productions. The purpose is to comprehensively expose media educators to industry leaders and up-to-the-minute, on-the-job expertise so they can pass along these experiences and knowledge to their students. 
The Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program  was created to support and encourage aspiring upper division or graduate students to pursue a career in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work. Four $10,000 scholarships are awarded annually and presented at a special ceremony.
The Student Internship Program provides over 40 industry-wide internships to college and graduate students from across the country. The program gives college students in-depth exposure to professional TV production during an eight-week paid summer period. Interns work closely with their hosts and gain insight into the work process in their category. Additionally, students participate in professional development days covering job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing techniques, and networking skills.
The Foundation's Visiting Professionals Program sends top professionals from more than 26 different television disciplines to lecture, conduct workshops, seminars, or full-course study at colleges and universities.