(HAMPTON, VA) – Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is pleased to announce two outstanding students have each received scholarship awards from RF|Binder, a New York City-based strategic communications and consulting firm.
Receiving the 2022-2023 scholarship are Zoë Beavers, a senior from Jefferson City, Mo., and Andrianna Lovelace, a junior from Wash., D.C. Both are strategic communications majors. RF|Binder awards the scholarships to outstanding female students with a major in strategic communications. In addition to the financial award, the students will receive one-on-one mentoring, leadership development training, and industry networking opportunities. Further, RF|Binder actively recruits from Hampton University for its prestigious Associate Program, that offers recent graduates the potential opportunity to join the New York-headquartered agency full-time after graduation.
“We are very proud of Zoë and Andrianna and excited to have them represent our school,” said Julia A. Wilson, dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. “Their competitive submissions have raised the standard of excellence and set a new paradigm for future students to emulate. We are honored to expand our partnership with RF|Binder and look forward to our students receiving real-world experience to support their growth into public relations professionals.”
The RF|Binder and Scripps Howard School scholarship awards program started in 2021. For 2022-2023, the PR consultancy has doubled the financial award for each student recipient.
“These two students exhibited the drive, passion, and dedication for success that made it clear in my conversations with them that they wanted to achieve excellence,” said Rebecca Binder, president of RF|Binder. “This year’s group of candidates was exceptional, and we continue to be impressed with the caliber of students from the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. We have been honored to partner with Hampton University and work with the students closely, we look forward to continuing to see the amazing things the students and alums will do.”
RF|Binder is a fully integrated communications and consulting firm – powered by strategy, creativity, analytics, and purpose. The company addresses challenges and opportunities with a communications mindset, enabling clients to build, grow, protect, transform their brands and reputations. RF|Binder’s purpose is to empower its clients and staff to have impact for their clients’s brands and customers. RF|Binder’s mission is to build market leaders. “We build, grow, protect, and transform brands and reputations.” RF|Binder is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and a global presence through PROI Worldwide partners, an association of leading public relations firms in 100 cities across 50 countries. (Website: https://rfbinder.com/)
About Hampton University
The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is committed to preparing its students with a high-quality and well-rounded education for global careers in journalism and strategic communications. SHSJC emphasizes accuracy, balance, fairness, integrity, and high ethical standards of excellence through journalism and strategic communications. The Scripps Howard brand is internationally renowned as an educational foundation that promotes, supports, and enables aspiring journalists. (Website: https://home.hamptonu.edu/shsjc/)