Media scholarships

US and Caribbean nationals interested in pursuing studies in media, broadcasting or public speaking are being offered scholarship awards in the memory of former CNN news anchor, Andria Hall.

The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation recently opened the application process for two grants which will be awarded to a high school student from the United States and another from the Caribbean region.

Each grant will total US $2,000 and will be awarded to individuals pursing media-related studies at the college or university of their choice.

In addition, each winner will receive a fellowship to attend an upcoming edition of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism, which Ms Hall helped to produce, or another media event in the US or Caribbean.

‘We are determined to ensure Andria’s legacy lives on through the lives of our future generation,’ said the anchor’s husband Clayton Sizemore, president of the SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation.

Applications for the scholarships and study grants can be sent via email or via post by May 1, 2009.

‘The dedication of Andria’s family to continue her work so soon after her deeply lamented departure is in itself a huge tribute to Andria and what she stood for so devoutly,’ said CMEx Director Lelei LeLaulu.

Applicants must either be a graduating high school senior in the US or 5th/6th Form graduating secondary school student in the Caribbean with an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 or C+ average.

Participation in extracurricular activities, community work/social service, school, church, volunteer or work experience is required. For more information, visit

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