The James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte awards competitive scholarships for students who engage the community in digital and media literacy initiatives. These scholarships, awarded to entering freshmen, provide $4,000 annually and are renewable for up to four years.
Knight Scholars Overview
In our Knight Scholars Program, we want to provide experiences for our students that reflect our commitment to digital and media literacy, and our emphasis on deploying technology to a civically engaged end. Knight Scholars is a program of academic honor and distinction-a place where top students become leaders in the Knight School through our digital and media literacy efforts. It is a place to build relationships, to take advantage of opportunities, and to be proud to call yourself a Knight Scholar. We have structured several opportunities into the Knight Scholars experience to provide an arena for our Scholars to develop their individual voices, flex their critical thinking skills, exercise their commitment to civic engagement, and build professional relationships across the greater Charlotte area. Our Knight Scholars become trained in digital citizenship and serve as community workshop volunteers, partner with faculty to lead workshops and engage in one-on-one training at community centers across Charlotte. Overall, the Knight Scholars get first-hand training and experience in digital media and share that knowledge with Charlotte-area community members as part of their service requirement.
About the Scholarship
Each Knight Scholar will work with the Knight School's Community Coordinator who will help to focus and implement student service initiatives across time. Renewal is based upon the student maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and the successful execution of the service initiatives each year as reported by the Knight School's Community Coordinator.
2013 Knight Scholar Recipients: Jayme Keefer & Naomi Bentley