Sidney Madden ’14 – FNCU/Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship
Sidney Amber Madden, a senior majoring in journalism, has been selected to receive the 2013/14 Fox News Channel University / Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship. The scholarship provides $10,000 in tuition remission plus a paid summer internship with Fox News Channel.
Created by Fox News Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger Ailes, the Ailes College Rising Apprentice program identifies and nurtures promising journalists at the college level. It is an extension of his longtime Ailes Apprentice Program, which awards year-long paid jobs with benefits to qualified minority journalists.
Madden, along with fellow recipient Naomi Afar of St. Augustine’s College, won the award on the strength of her good academic standing, outstanding résumé and an essay. Past Hofstra recipients include Luz Peña ’12, currently a reporter for Mundo Fox, and Claudia Balthazar ’14, a senior journalism major who was recently selected to participate in the Carnegie-Knight News21 program.
Sidney Madden ’14 is a journalism major with double minors in sociology and global studies. She is editor-in-chief of Her Campus Hofstra, the local chapter of Her Campus National, the number one online magazine for college women. She was one of two students chosen to attend the Democratic National Convention where she studied the political process and also reported for the Dallas Morning News. In addition to internships at Cosmopolitan.com and MTV, Sidney also works at Hofstra’s online news site Long Island Report.
The Rising Apprentice recipients were introduced during a graduation ceremony for current apprentices at Fox’s headquarters in New York City on November 14, 2013. Featured speakers at the event included Roger Ailes, former Governor of Virginia L. Douglas Wilder, and advertising pioneer Roy Eaton.