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MISTER ROGERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Foundation's Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program awards four $10,000 scholarships to support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a career in children’s media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogers’ work.
Children's Media. Your Vision. His Neighborhood.
2012 Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship winners left to right: Kelly Leahy Whitney, Alexandra Castro Klarén, Fred Rogers' wife Joanne Rogers, Television Academy Foundation Executive Director Norma Provencio Pichardo, Kelly Lake, Tatenda Mbudzi
In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year. Mentors are identified from the Television Academy’s Los Angeles or New York membership and assigned based on proximity to the recipient. The mentor and the recipient will communicate in person, by phone and by e-mail on a regular basis.
The Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarships are made possible through the generous underwriting of Ernst & Young.
“As a recipient of the Fred Rogers Scholarship, I can imagine no greater honor than to be invited into such a fabulous community. Indeed, it was one of the most affirming and memorable moments of my life.” - Sabrina Connell, Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship Winner
The Legacy of Fred Rogers
"I'd just like to be remembered for being a compassionate human being who happened to be fortunate enough to be born at a time when there was a fabulous thing called television."
- Fred Rogers
From 1967 to 2001, Fred Rogers produced his daily children's television program, celebrating imagination and play, exploring children's feelings and sense of self worth, and treating young viewers with love and respect. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood continues to air on PBS stations throughout the United States and remains the gold standard of how television can enlighten, educate and increase social consciousness and understanding.
Please direct all inquiries to Nancy Robinson at 818-754-2800