Student Financial Services

Sharon A. Palermo Memorial Scholarship

for continuing undergraduate students

The Sharon A. Palermo Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Sharon Palermo by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Columbia College Television Department to encourage talented students committed to careers in the television industry.

Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2015

The Sharon A. Palermo Memorial Scholarship is open to:
  • Full-time Television majors who have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours at Columbia at the time of application
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Students who demonstrate outstanding achievement

Award amount:
  • $4,000 (awarded in Fall 2015 semester)

Award based on:
  • Merit
  • Interview (part of application process)

Notification of the award:
  • Recipient will be notified by the scholarship committee by May 15, 2015. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.


Contact: NATAS Chicago/Midwest, Rebekah Cowing - 312/369-8600 or