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DK Memorial Sports Broadcasting Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$2,500
Application Deadline
Jul 4, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 19, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate and graduate students
Desired Career Field:
Sports Broadcasting or Sports Journalism

David (DK) Kim was one of a kind! He had such a passion for life and sports. He made everyone feel like they were family. People could feel the warmth he radiated, even if it was their first time meeting him. 

He affected so many people positively, and there are no words to convey how amazing he truly was. On November 1st, 2021, the Davis, CA community suddenly lost a dear friend, David (DK) Kim, due to complications from a heart condition. DK was a staple to the Davis community; he was a member of Woodstock’s Pizza Davis family for nearly 20 years, a UC Davis graduate with a degree in English, and a proud Sammie (Sigma Alpha Mu). 

DK poured his soul into UC Davis athletics, broadcasting and supporting various sporting events such as football, basketball, softball, women’s lacrosse, and more. Additionally, he worked on a sports radio show at KDVS and co-hosted on KDRT. 

The community that loved DK aims to honor DK by supporting undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Sports Broadcasting or Sports Journalism. 

Any undergraduate or graduate students studying Sports Broadcasting or Sports Journalism with a financial need may apply.

To apply, please share what made you want to study Sports Broadcasting or Sports Journalism and one thing you are the most passionate about in this field.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published April 3, 2024
Essay Topic

What made you want to study Sports Broadcasting or Sports Journalism? And what is one thing you are the most passionate about in this field?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Jude Servius
Bethune-Cookman UniversityNorth Miami, FL
Pursuing Sports Broadcasting to Highlight Hidden Gems and Inspire Change From a young age, sports have been my passion. Growing up in North Miami, they were not just a way to past time, but a source of inspiration and a gateway to opportunities. This passion for sports has driven my desire to study Mass Communications with an emphasis in Sports Broadcasting, allowing me to combine my love for athletics with my ability to tell compelling stories. Through this field, I aim to highlight remarkable hidden gems in underrepresented communities, giving them the exposure they need to pursue their dreams of playing college sports. Sports are stories of triumph, perseverance, and teamwork. My journey from a student athlete to an aspiring student athlete at a new school without scholarship support taught me resilience and dedication. Balancing financial strain, academic pressure, and the responsibilities of preparing for fatherhood, I maintained a 4.0 GPA. This experience reinforced my belief in the power of sports to transform lives and inspired me to use my voice to spotlight talented athletes who may otherwise go unnoticed. In underrepresented communities, many athletes have incredible talent and determination but often lack the resources and opportunities to showcase their abilities. My goal in Sports Broadcasting is to uncover these hidden gems and share their stories with the world. By highlighting their achievements and potential, I hope to open doors for them to play college sports and beyond. I want to be the bridge that connects these athletes to the opportunities they deserve, helping them to break through barriers and achieve their dreams. One aspect I am most passionate about in this field is the ability to make a tangible impact on the lives of young athletes. By sharing their stories, I can inspire not only the athletes themselves but also their communities and future generations. I envision creating content that entertains, educates, and motivates. Whether through documentaries, interviews, or live broadcasts, I aim to use my storytelling skills to highlight the hard work, dedication, and resilience of these athletes. A long-term goal of mine is to host an academic all-star game for high GPA student-athletes. This event would celebrate academic achievements alongside athletic excellence, providing a platform for dedicated student-athletes to gain the recognition they deserve. By emphasizing the importance of education and sports, this all-star game would encourage young athletes to excel both on the field and in the classroom. It would be a showcase of talent, dedication, and the power of sports to drive academic success. In conclusion, my passion for sports and my storytelling ability drive my decision to study Mass Communications with an emphasis in Sports Broadcasting. I am committed to uncovering and highlighting hidden gems in underrepresented communities, providing them with the exposure they need to pursue their dreams. By sharing their stories, I hope to inspire change and create opportunities for talented athletes to shine. Hosting an academic all-star game is one of the ways I plan to make a lasting impact, celebrating the achievements of student-athletes and promoting the importance of education. This scholarship will enable me to further my education and pursue my passion, ultimately contributing to a more inclusive and inspiring world of sports.
Zoey Wilson
Louisiana State University-EuniceEunice, LA


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 4, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jul 19, 2024.

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