Fox News announced Thursday that it has partnered with the National Merit Scholarship Program to start the Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship in honor of the late Dr. Krauthammer.
“Charles was a beloved member of the FOX News family,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement, “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.”
The network said that the scholarship is for "the eligible children of network employees,” and they “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),” they added. “Applications will be accepted by NMSC through March 31, 2019 and winners will be announced in the spring of 2020."
Krauthammer was a Fox News contributor from 2002 until his death in June due to intestinal cancer.
He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated journalist, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. Krauthammer also wrote a weekly syndicated column at The Washington Post.