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Jim Vance Media Program

This highly competitive program is for incoming freshmen interested in specialized journalism and media skills to advance their college preparation and future career endeavors.


The Jim Vance Media Program is made possible through a $5 million donation from a long-time benefactor and is the largest gift in the school's history. This commitment includes full-tuition scholarship support for approximately 20 students (Vance Scholars) each year. In spring of 2019, ACHS will break ground on a major renovation to include broadcast and recording studios, editing booths and suites, and master control rooms. The program will also provide students an opportunity to participate in internships with local media partners. The Vance Family and News Channel 4 are partners and enthusiastically support the program. Currently, there are 11 Vance Scholars in its inaugural year.


We are asking our alumni to be a part of the program's success. Please share this information with your individual network. If you know a prospective scholar, please encourage them to apply and list you are a reference. The submission deadline is January 7, 2019. Applications and admission criteria for the 2019-2020 school year can be found on the school's website.


For more information about the Jim Vance Program, please contact Dr. Cherie Ward, Director, at 202.529.0900, ext. 160 or If you have questions about the application process, please contact the admissions office at 202.529.0900, ext. 135 or


Thank you for the continuous support. WE ARE CARROLL!