NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FOX News, in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Program, has selected the recipients of the third annual Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced. This year’s scholarships will be endowed for Emmett Gaffneyson of Vice President of Documentary Programming, Brian Gaffney and Grace Le Croy, the daughter of FOX News Assignment Desk Manager Lillian LeCroy and FOX News Edge photojournalist Phil LeCroy. Winners will be featured on the network’s evening newscast, Special report with anchor Bret Baier, on which Dr. Krauthammer was a staple over the years. Additionally, Daniel Krauthammer will appear on the program tonight to discuss his father’s legacy.
In making the announcement, Ms. Scott said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of honoring the extraordinary and celebrated career of Charles Krauthammer. Emmett and Grace are exceptional students whose many talents extend beyond the classroom. We hope that Charles’s brilliant intellect, integrity and courage will serve as an inspiration to them throughout their future endeavors in higher education. Congratulations to Emmett, Grace and their families.
Emmett Gaffney attends Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey, where he is an honored student-athlete and editor of The Omega student newspaper. He is also vice president of the history club and is expected to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the fall to study history.
Grace Le Croy is a senior at Southern High School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. A member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts and an all-county dancer, she is very involved in her community as a volunteer while also serving as a dance teacher at the local elementary school. She plans to major in psychology this fall through Florida State University’s honors program.
Created by FOX News Media in 2018, the Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship awards eligible children of network employees a monetary stipend per academic year for up to four years. All aspects of the program, including the selection of winners and the administration of their awards, are conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by the independent, not-for-profit National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) .
To be eligible, US high school students planning to enter college in the fall of 2022 must have taken the PSAT/NMSQT test and met several academic and other requirements set by the NMSC. Winners were selected on a competitive basis without regard to family financial status, gender, race, ethnicity or religious preference. Once chosen, NMSC pays the scholarship directly to the accredited US college/university after determining that the student has remained in good standing. Moreover, the scholarship belongs to the student and is not affected if his relative leaves the company following the communication of the scholarship.
Dr. Charles Krauthammer was a contributor to FOX News Media from 2002 until his death in 2018 and was renowned for his political commentary and analysis on FOX News Channel’s flagship programming. Throughout his tenure with the network, he made frequent appearances on Special feature with Bret Baier and FOX News Sunday. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and union doctor Dr. Krauthammer joined The Washington Post in 1984, where he continued to write a weekly column until his death and served as editor of The weekly norm. He began his career as a journalist at The New Republic and before that served as Vice President Walter Mondale’s speechwriter in 1980 and Chief Resident in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Krauthammer has received numerous awards and accolades, including the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, the 2013 William F. Buckley Award for Excellence in Media, the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Reviews, and First Prize Annual Bradley. He is also the author of the best-selling “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics” as well as “Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World”. A graduate of McGill University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics, Dr Krauthammer went on to become a Commonwealth Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford and received his MD from Harvard Medical School.
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