Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must have an interest in journalism, media, or communication.
  • Students must aspire to a career in media, but can be interested in any aspect of the industry including engineering, sales, production (audio, video and sound editing, etc.), graphic design, human resources, etc.
  • Students must be currently enrolled or entering the first semester as a student at a California State University campus and must remain an enrolled student during the scholarship period.
  • Students must express current leadership qualities or the desire to be a leader in journalism, media or communication.

This scholarship honors and supports the leaders of today and tomorrow in journalism, media or communications. The media industry is changing and, as the gatekeepers of information, these industries need intelligent, creative leaders and risk-takers with a sense of humor and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

Jim Sanders was a news director at television stations in Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco and in Columbus, Ohio. He was renowned for his integrity, encouraging mentorship, and positive attitude.