The Rochester Association of
Black Journalists

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists is a chapter of
the National Association of Black Journalists that covers the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
The organization works to groom future journalists of color, help chapter members thrive in their current roles, and advocate for African-Americans to be depicted in a fair and balanced way in the media. 

Wyoma Best Scholarship

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RABJ's gift to aspiring young journalists of color

​​The Wyoma Best Scholarship was created in 2005 to help future journalists attending colleges and universities in and outside of the Rochester area. 

Download The Application

History Of Wyoma:

2016 Scholarship Recipient:
Justin Myers

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


Scholarship Details


The Wyoma Best Scholarship for Future Journalists is awarded annually to a local student who is a journalism major or in a communications-related field and is currently accepted to an accredited college/university.
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The application deadline is May 30, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.