2010 Scholars

This year's AWJ Scholars include Lauren Bohn and Whitney Harding.

Lauren Bohn

Lauren Bohn admits to a "proclivity to report in seemingly dangerous neighborhoods and countries." Bohn traveled with the nuns from her suburban Philadelphia high school to construct a school on the Haitian/Dominican Republic border. During her undergraduate study at New York University, she helped facilitate exchanges with Ghana and Abu Dhabi. She held internships with CBS News, Time magazine and CNN, and worked with Soledad O'Brien on the "Latino in America" and "Black in America" documentaries and with Christiane Amanpour on the "Generation Islam" doc. "I was doing what I do best: telling stories to broaden public discourse," said the graduate student at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

Whitney Harding

Whitney Harding, who hails from The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb north of Houston, is a self-described “sports junkie.” She was a competitive gymnast for 17 years and received a scholarship to be on North Carolina State University’s NCAA gymnastics team. After suffering a career-ending injury, Whitney transferred to Southern Methodist University, where she channeled her passion for sports into sports reporting and graduated with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism in 2008. Harding is now a graduate broadcast journalism student at Northwestern and plans to use her scholarship for Medill's Global Journalism Residency Program in South Africa.

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