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The Knight Scholarship is awarded annually to students entering the Knight School of Communication as freshmen. These scholarships are awarded to students ready to engage the community in digital and media literacy initiatives and provide $4,000 annually for up to four years.
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.
Knight Scholars promote digital literacy and strive to deploy technology within the community. What is digital literacy? Digital literacy is the understanding and ability to use devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers of all kinds. Knight Scholars serve the community as workshop volunteers, sometimes even partnering with faculty to lead workshops, and engage in one-on-one training at community centers all across Charlotte.
The Knight Scholarship allows its students to become leaders in the Knight School and beyond. Several opportunities are built into the Knight Scholars experience to provide a space for Scholars to develop their individual voices, flex their critical thinking skills, exercise their commitment to civic engagement, and build both community and professional relationships across the Charlotte area. Knight Scholars get training and first-hand experience in digital media and share what they learn with members of the Charlotte community as part of their service.