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The White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarships

The WHCA supports several scholarships aimed at encouraging a new generation of reporters. It is for this that we host the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, which draws luminaries from politics, business, media, Hollywood and elsewhere to help the White House press corps raise money to give crucial financial assistance to journalism students at several institutions across the country.

In addition to their featured place at the annual dinner, scholarship awardees are honored at a luncheon the day before the dinner, where they are given the opportunity to interact with and learn from working journalists and other notables. Since 2016, scholarship winners have been paired with an active White House correspondent to serve as a career and professional mentor.

In 2018, the scholarship program is expanding with new partnerships with Arizona State University, Grambling State University and Iowa State University.

They are being added to the roster of existing WHCA scholarship partners: Columbia University, the George Washington University, Howard University, Northwestern University, Ohio University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Maryland and the University of Missouri.

WHCA is working to expand our scholarships across the U.S. and we welcome support from individuals and news organizations.