WYOMA BEST SCHOLARSHIP

​​The Wyoma Best Scholarship was created in 2005 to help future journalists attending colleges and universities in and outside of the Rochester area. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who plans to study journalism or a communications-related field at an accredited college/university.

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HISTORY OF WYOMA

Wyoma Best, who worked for WROC-TV (Channel 8) and WHEC-TV (Channel 10), was Rochester's first female black reporter, anchor and talk show host.  She was a courageous reporter and her work as a journalist helped the FBI to recover a Picasso painting stolen from Memorial Art Gallery. She was also the first black women to serve on the Rochester Board of Education.  Wyoma retired as vice president of communications for the Rochester Business Alliance after more than 25 years in the spotlight of politics, television and business

PAST WINNERS

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NAZARETH COLLEGE
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
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DANIELLE

 

 

FULLER

2018 WINNER
NEW YOUR UNIVERSITY

JUSTIN

MEYERS

2016 WINNER
ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

MALEA

JONES

2015 WINNER

MICHEAL

 

 

FRAZIER JR.

2013 WINNER

KADISHA

PHILLIPS

2011 WINNER
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY