How Students Are Selected

The Foundation and its partner companies work together to recruit students through local high schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, and pre-college programs. Applications are available on our Web site.  High school seniors and college freshmen of color with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and an interest in media careers (business, creative, journalism, technology, or sales) are eligible to apply.  Candidates must be enrolled in a four-year program at an accredited college or university. (High seniors must provide college acceptance letters.)  Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Candidates must be fluent in English (written and verbal). Completed online applications are reviewed by Foundation and preliminary interviews are conducted with qualified applicants.  The most qualified candidates are presented to our partner companies for interviews and final selection. 

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