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Belva Davis Scholarship

Belva Davis has been a fixture in Bay Area journalism for more than five decades. Becoming the first black female television journalist in the West in 1964, she has covered local, national, and international events; interviewed US Presidents and other world leaders; and for the past 19 years, served as the host of KQED’s must-watch public affairs program “This Week in Northern California.” Belva announced her retirement from broadcasting and signed off the air on Nov. 9, 2012.


Students must be enrolled in a Bay Area college or university. Students attending college out of state must have graduated from a Bay Area high school. Applicants must be studying one of the following journalism fields: television, radio, print or multimedia.


$2,500 non-renewable award open to television, radio, print and multimedia students given in honor of Ms. Davis at BABJA’s scholarship event TBA.

Scholarship Application Process

The deadline is November 15, 2019

Application Submittal Address

Bay Area Black Journalists Association
1714 Franklin St. #100-260
Oakland, CA. 94612
Attn: BABJA Scholarship

A 500 to 1,000 word essay answering the question, “What will you do to impact your community as a journalist?”
Official Transcript
Sample of work (2-3)
Three (3) letters of recommendation (from faculty, employer or journalist familiar with your work)

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