Devan Karp of Kingwood, who is attending Trinity University, recently received the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Scholarship. The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) Scholarship is an ongoing partnership with TAPB and the Headliners Foundation to recognize an outstanding student pursuing a degree in the field of broadcast journalism.
The Headliners Foundation of Texas also announced winners of $80,800 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships range from $3,000 to $6,000 each. The awards go to 16 undergraduate students at schools throughout the state showing outstanding potential in journalism. In addition to strong academic records and writing ability, applicants were expected to have demonstrated their interest in journalism by working on student media or as interns for professional media outlets.
“The high quality of the applications and work samples we received this year tells a story in itself,” said Patti C. Smith, chair of the Foundation’s Academic Excellence Committee and international media consultant.
“Our 2021-22 scholarship recipients are clearly committed to producing work that is thoughtful, relevant and accurate,” she said. “The future of Texas journalism is in good hands.”
For more information about the scholars, go to headlinersfoundation.org/20212022-recipients.
Karp is a rising senior at Trinity University. He has been the anchor at his college news broadcast, “Newswave,” for three years. He is an avid reporter, writer, editor and future executive producer. In his time at Trinity, Karp has studied marketing, public relations, political science, communications and journalism. He is currently interning at KSAT12 ABC in San Antonio. He hopes to give back to his community through journalism the same way countless journalists gave back to him in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey inundated his community. Karp is an aspiring broadcast reporter who is looking to enter the TV news market once he graduates and is very thankful for the support from the Headliners Foundation.