The White House Historical Association, in partnership with Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and the White House Correspondents’ Association, has awarded Teagan Gara with the Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship in Print Journalism. Gara will receive $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. and an invitation to join the White House Historical Association at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to network with other political communicators. This is contingent on travel and other restrictions of COVID-19.
The Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship in Print Journalism at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication was established in 2006 at Sidey’s alma mater, Iowa State University, by way of the White House Historical Association. The award supports aspiring print journalists at the Greenlee School who exhibit an extraordinary understanding of the responsibilities of covering the chief executive and the core principle of social responsibility that resides with the print journalist.
Teagan Gara is a junior at Iowa State University, majoring in journalism and mass communication and political science. She is an intern with the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University. After graduation, Gara plans on exploring political communication and hopes to use the Sidey Scholarship as an opportunity to gain insight into the industry.
Previous winners have visited Washington, attended a White House press briefing, and toured media outlets such as POLITICO, The Washington Post, and McClatchy News Service.