College Scholarships

The David J. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Grant is awarded each year to a student attending a college or university within our region and pursuing a career in any aspect of the television industry.

The scholarship is named in the honor of David J. Clarke who served on the Chapter’s Board of Governors for 23 years, 11 of those as Executive Administrator. In selecting the recipient, the scholarship grant committee considers academic excellence, interest in television as a career, personal character and integrity, and media experience.

A second $3000 Board of Governors Scholarship may be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship committee.

Applications now being accepted!

For consideration of this award, applicants must:

  1. Complete the online scholarship grant application
  2. Write a personal statement
  3. Submit links to 2 examples of creative work
  4. Submit a resume
  5. Provide an unofficial transcript of grades
  6. Finalists will be required to participate in a Zoom interview with the Scholarship Committee

The scholarship will be presented at the Ohio Valley Regional EMMY® Awards Ceremony on July 29th at the Lawrenceburg Event Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.


Contact Scholarship Chair Brynn Delange

Deadline to apply: May 28, 2023

To submit, complete the online scholarship application form.

2021 Ohio Valley Chapter Scholarship Recipients

The Ohio Valley Chapter is proud to announce 2 scholarship recipients for 2021. Jacob Staley, a senior in film production at Western Kentucky University, received a $5,000 grant after being selected among those area college students who applied for the Ohio Valley Chapter’s annual David J. Clarke Memorial Scholarship. Clark Comstock, a junior studying media production at the University of Cincinnati, was the recipient of the inaugural $3,000 Board of Governors scholarship.

Jacob Staley

Western Kentucky University

Jacob Staley is a Film Production major at Western Kentucky University. Throughout his time at WKU, film production has become a special part of his life as he has learned to refine his skillset and become a leader among his peers. With his love of post-production, he has found ways to entertain and elicit emotion from an audience, whether it be through creative editing, sound design, or as a colorist. He says that “each job influences even the simplest of emotions, through a great cut, a good sound effect, or just the way the colors in the frame speak to each other.” Jacob has worked on a variety of projects while attending WKU, including short films, live broadcasts, and promotional materials. No matter what the project may be, he goes the extra mile to get it done well. Jacob also worked for the campus PBS station before going on to intern for the multiple Emmy® Award winning Kentucky Farm Bureau. Jacob has learned to hone his craft while attending WKU, and hopes to work in post-production on a large budget film after graduation.

Clark Comstock

University of Cincinnati

Clark Comstock is in his junior year majoring in Media Production at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Clark found his passion in media production while he was still in high school, shadowing at a Cincinnati production house and then landing a production assistant position on a feature film the summer before college. During his time at the University of Cincinnati, Clark has worked on a variety of projects including narrative shorts, short documentaries, informational films, promo videos, and experimental dance films. His most recent project includes a feature film that he has been writing over the past year. He is also the director, cinematographer, and editor for the project. Upon the project’s completion, he plans to enter it into a variety of film festivals. In 2021, his hard work shined through when he received the CCM Media Excellence Award at UC. Clark is always looking for opportunities to learn as much as possible about television and film production, and hopes to eventually work as an editor and director for film and television.

Scholarship Application

  • Academic Information

  • Please enter a number from 1 to 4.0.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 4.0.
  • Supporting Information and Documents

  • Please submit two (2) internet links to examples of your broadcast related work and explain YOUR SPECIFIC CONTRIBUTION to each piece.
  • Please submit a copy of your resume
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Please submit your transcript from your current college or university verifying your enrollment and grade point average
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • In a separate document, write a personal statement about your goals and professional aspirations. In 500 words or less, share the steps you have already taken to accomplish these goals and future steps you will take. This is your chance to share relevant information not contained elsewhere in your application. Upload a PDF of your completed Personal Statement here.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • By checking the following box I attest all information, documents and attachments to be accurate and true. Furthermore, I attest I have not misrepresented any information in this application. This checked box is the equivalent of my signature