Emmy award-winning alumna establishes journalism scholarship

Pamela Silva Conde, co-host of Univision’s “Primer Impacto” daily news show and a 2003 graduate of FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), announced last Friday a new scholarship that will provide first-generation, low income students majoring in journalism with financial support to further their education.

Pamela Silva Conde with students

Six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Pamela Silva Conde ’03, center, poses with SJMC students at the scholarship launch. Photo credit: Natalie Lynne Merola. Photo credit: Natalie Lynne Merola

During a moving breakfast ceremony at the Graham Center, Silva Conde remembered her days as a student at the SJMC and expressed her hope that “through this scholarship, we create a new generation to pay it forward.”

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg thanked Silva Conde for her generosity at the scholarship announcement and praised the Univision journalist for her intention to give back to FIU and the SJMC students.

Silva Conde is a six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, and her afternoon show is one of the highest-rated programs in the U.S. and in 12 Latin-American countries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a master’s degree in business, both from Florida International University.

Pamela Silva Conde with dean, MBR

SJMC Dean Raul Reis, Pamela Silva Conde ’03, President Mark B. Rosenberg. Photo credit: Natalie Lynne Merola

“We are proud of how much Pamela has accomplished in her career and how she is sharing her success with our students,” said SJMC Dean Raul Reis. “We thank her for her generosity and inspiration.”

Two Pamela Silva Conde Scholars will be selected each academic year to benefit from the scholarship. Each recipient will be awarded at the school’s annual scholarship ceremony. Recipients must demonstrate financial need, be degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible. The first scholars will be announced in spring 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. A listing of cholarship requirements is posted on the SJMC scholarship website at the start of the scholarship enrollment cycle. For more information, click here.



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