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FOX News Partners with the National Merit Scholarship Program to Establish Memorial Scholarship For Charles Krauthammer


FOX News Channel (FNC) has partnered with the National Merit Scholarship
Program to establish the Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship,
announced Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News. The scholarship will be
awarded to children of FNC and FOX Business Network (FBN) employees
beginning in 2020.

In making the announcement, Scott said, "Charles was a beloved member of
the FOX News family, but more importantly, he was an incredible mentor
and role model for millions of Americans across the country. We are
proud to honor Charles, his legacy, impact and countless contributions
with a new scholarship program enabling the next generation of thought
leaders the opportunity and education they need to reach their dreams."

Established by FOX News for the eligible children of network employees,
the Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship will award winners
$2,000 per college year for a maximum of four years. All aspects of the
program, including the selection of winners and the administration of
their awards, will be conducted through the National Merit Scholarship
Program by the independent, not-for-profit National Merit Scholarship
Corporation (NMSC). Applications will be accepted by NMSC through March
31, 2019 and winners will be announced in the spring of 2020.

To be eligible, U.S. high school juniors planning to enter college in
the fall of 2020 must take the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT test and meet several
academic and other requirements set by the NMSC. Winners will be chosen
on a competitive basis without regard to family financial circumstances,
gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference. Each year, NMSC
will disburse the scholarship directly to the accredited U.S.
college/university following a determination the student has remained in
good standing. Furthermore, the scholarship belongs to the student and
will not be affected should their parent leave the company following the
communication of the award.

Dr. Krauthammer served as a contributor to FNC from 2002 up until his
death in 2018. Highly regarded for his respectful discourse, Krauthammer
contributed political commentary and analysis across both FNC and FBN's
daytime and primetime programming. Throughout his tenure with the
network, Krauthammer made frequent appearances on Special Report with
Bret Baier
and FOX News Sunday. He was an American Pulitzer
Prize-winning syndicated journalist and physician as well as a
contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. Additionally,
Krauthammer joined The Washington Post in 1984, where he
continued to write a weekly syndicated column until his passing.

Krauthammer began his journalism career at The New Republic.
Prior to this, he served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter
Mondale in 1980 and as chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts
General Hospital.

He was a recipient of numerous honors, including the 1987 Pulitzer Prize
for commentary, the 2013 William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence,
the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticisms, and the
first annual Bradley Prize. Krauthammer also authored of the
best-selling "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes
and Politics" and "Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a
Unipolar World."

A graduate of McGill University with a B.A. in political science and
economics, Krauthammer went on to become a Commonwealth Scholar at
Balliol College in Oxford and earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network
(FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, and the soon
to launch OTT platform, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News
on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top
five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the
country for more than 16 years. According to a 2018 Research
Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most
trusted television brand in the country while a Suffolk University/USA
Today survey states that FOX News is the most trusted source for
television news or commentary in the country. FNC is available in 90
million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely
notching the top ten programs in the genre.

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