The Dr. Charles Krauthammer
Memorial Scholarship Program
at Fox News
About the Scholarship:
The Fox News/Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship Program is for United States high school junior (11th grade/third year) students who will be completing or leaving high school and entering college in the fall of 2021.
This scholarship program was established by Fox News Channel, LLC for children of Fox News Channel, LLC employees. The annual competition is conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, not-for-profit organization. NMSC's purposes are (1) to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students and (2) to provide a system of services for corporations, foundations, and other organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships for outstanding students who interest them. All aspects of the selection of winners and the administration of their awards are handled by NMSC.
Who is eligible?
Only U.S. high school students who are children of employees of Fox News Channel, LLC or its eligible subsidiaries can compete for these scholarships. Such students also must meet all requirements for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program that are published in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide, which is updated annually and distributed to students through their high schools.
To participate in the program, students must take the qualifying test, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the proper high school year. In general, students who spend the usual four years in grades 9 through 12 must take the PSAT/NMSQT when they are in their third year (grade 11/junior year). The PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide explains these and other requirements for the competition, gives detailed information about the test (including sample questions and a complete practice test), and describes the scholarship programs NMSC administers.
How are scholarship winners selected?
Scholarship winners were chosen on a competitive basis and without regard to family financial circumstances, gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. An NMSC committee of professionals trained in selection chose the winners by evaluating several factors about each eligible candidate. These include academic record throughout high school; significant activities and contributions to the school and community; test scores; the school's recommendation of the candidate; and the student's essay about personal characteristics, activities, plans, and goals.
What is the amount of the award?
Each Fox News/Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship stipend is $2,000 per year for up to four years of college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first. The winner's annual stipend will not be affected by other scholarship aid or by an approved change in college.
Are there requirements that scholarship winners must meet?
Yes. The formal Fox News/Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship offer that NMSC sends to each winner specifies terms for acceptance of the award. A winner must be granted and accept admission to college no later than the fall following selection and must enroll as a full-time undergraduate in a college or university in the United States that holds accredited status with a regional accrediting commission on higher education. (Scholarship stipends are not payable for attendance at service academies or certain institutions that are limited in their purposes or training.) Also, the winner must pursue a course of study leading to one of the traditional baccalaureate degrees, and remain in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Who handles scholarship procedures?
All phases of the competition, including the selection of winners and payment of scholarship stipends, are handled for Fox News Channel, LLC by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.