The Foundation has picked two recipients for this year's Agnes Cook Scholarships They are:
Cameron Austin, a junior at Virginia Tech who is studying Communication and Sociology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.
When she submitted her application, Cameron, who dressed up as Katie Couric for career day in second grade,was the lead anchor for Virginia Tech Television and news blog editor of the Collegiate Times, which is the student run newspaper on a campus of over 30,000 students. She also was a social media consultant for Crouch Realty last year.
Her objective is to obtain an entry-level internship or job in media, public relations, social media, non-profit activism or any other communications field.
Heather Butterworth, a senior media arts and design major at James Madison University.
When she applied for the scholarship, she was a marketing specialist for JMU's University Recreation, where she has created fliers, TV ads, videos, posters, etc. for marketing purposes at events and job fairs. She also was managing editor of the JMU edition of hercampus.com, which averages 4,300 unique visitors per week; online editor for the campus newspaper, The Breeze; co-executive editor of Madison 101, an online and print magazine; and copy editor and writer for the campus yearbook, The Bluestone.
Heather also did an internship at WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke last year.
Her goal, according to an interview in hercampus.com, is: "A real dream job would be working with a magazine that promotes social change. More realistically though, I would love to eventually work as a web producer, social media coordinator, online editor or something similar."