The APTRA-Clete Roberts/Kathryn Dettman Memorial Journalism Scholarship

CLETE ROBERTS, was a veteran broadcast journalist who covered battlefield stories from World War II to Vietnam. Roberts reported for Southern California television and radio for more than half a century.


KATHRYN DETTMAN wrote and reported for the AP in Los Angeles and at the Broadcast News Center in Washington. She was one of the first Clete Roberts scholarship winners.

The Associated Press Television-Radio Association will award one $1,500 scholarship in 2015 in memory of Clete Roberts and Kathryn Dettman


Scholarship winners must exhibit enthusiasm, aptitude and a sense of commitment for a career in some aspect of broadcast news. Judges will take into consideration a combination of academic achievement, financial need and broadcast career goals that embody the spirit of Clete Roberts and Kathryn Dettman. All candidates must currently be attending a college or university in one of the 13 APTRA states and be involved in some aspect of broadcast news.

To be eligible for APTRA Scholarships, applicants must be a college student currently enrolled at a college or university in one of the 13 APTRA states -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. (Incoming freshman and high school seniors are not eligible) Applicants should be pursuing a career in broadcast news.

Students enrolled at schools outside the 13 APTRA states are not eligible.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. PST, Feb. 27, 2015. No exceptions.

After scholarship applications are received, a committee will select a winner.

The winner will be notified by phone or email about next step in the application process.

Complete the application form and email it by 5 p.m. PST, Feb 21, 2014 to Henry Mulak (hmulak_contractor@ap.org)

Applicants may provide links to YouTube or other sites with examples of their work. Text material may be attached to the email.

For more information, contact Henry Mulak hmulak_contractor@ap.org