Penn State student earns scholarship from T. Howard Foundation

March 24, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State senior majoring in advertising was one of nine students nationally who earned a scholarship from the T. Howard Foundation as part of its program of merit-based grants.

Dorisa Rodney, from Raritan, New Jersey, was eligible for the award as an alumna of the foundation’s internship program. Rodney, on track to graduate from Penn State in May, completed a summer internship with NBCUniversal last year. Rodney was recognized at the THF Diversity Awards dinner March 23 in New York City.

This spring semester she has been part of the inaugural 12-member class of the Penn State Hollywood Program, with participants completing course work and internships in Los Angeles.

The T. Howard Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry. Named after cable and satellite technology visionary and Stanford University professor Taylor Howard, the Washington, D.C., area-based association was founded in 1994 with the mission of preparing and training talented young students of color to become the next generation of industry leaders.


  • Dorisa Rodney

    Dorisa Rodney

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Last Updated March 24, 2016