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WHCA ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS, NOW AT A RECORD 11 UNIVERSITIES

The White House Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce its 2018 scholarship winners in partnership with a growing number of university partners around the country.

The addition of new partnerships with 3 schools brings the total up to 11 from eight.

The new school partners are Arizona State University, Grambling State University and Iowa State University.

They are being added to the roster of existing WHCA scholarship partnerships at 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.

The students — some will be announced later this year — will receive a total of $148,000 in grants, including $134,500 from the association and $13,500 from the schools.

Most will be recognized at the association’s annual dinner on April 28.

“These students represent the next generation of American journalists and a diverse and inspired group of future White House correspondents,” said Margaret Talev, president of the association.

“WHCA is proud to partner with universities and news organizations to assist with our scholars’ education and connect them with mentors inside our press corps. Each year, we host a special luncheon on the eve of the dinner to welcome them. We also are proud to introduce them at our dinner. WHCA is working to expand our scholarships across the U.S. and we welcome support from individuals and news organizations.”

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