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The Sandy Schenker Capell scholarship was created to honor Sandy and her commitment to mentoring and developing young talent. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Houston area High School Senior interested in a career in media.


The scholarship will be managed and funds raised by the Media Alliance of Houston. The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her daily life. Commitment, Leadership, Motivation and Determination.


- Minimum of one recipient will receive a Scholarship per year

- Funds must be used for educational expenses

- Application deadline is in May 24, 2024

- Winner will be notified in July 2024

In addition to your application, an essay, High School

Transcript , and 30 second video explaining "Why You Are Choosing To

Pursue a Career in Media" must be submitted via email:

Options for Essay question (in 500 words or less):


  1. How does media play a role in your life?

  2. If you could design a game/talk show/podcast, what would your message be and why is this important to you? 

  3. Words to describe Sandy Schenker Capell include, Commitment, Leadership, Motivation and Determination. What four words best describe you, and explain their meaning to you.

  4. One of Sandy's favorite sayings is "control the controllable," what is your favorite saying, and how do you use it in your life?


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Media Alliance of Houston - Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship

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