The life and lasting legacy of the late Jim Vance is inspiring a new group of budding journalists through a new scholarship program at a high school that held a special place in the late News4 anchor's heart.
Archbishop Carroll High School unveiled its Jim Vance Media Program Friday.
For years, Vance funded college scholarships so ACHS seniors could attend historically black colleges and universities.
After his passing, the school got a $5 million gift from a benefactor to create the four-year journalism program in Vance's name.
“We want to make sure all students in the DMV to have this opportunity to learn in the tradition of Jim Vance to make sure that his legacy continues,” school President Larry Savoy said.
The program includes full tuition each year for about 20 students, known as Vance Scholars. It also provides internship opportunities with local media outlets.
In the spring, ACHS will begin renovations to create broadcast and recording studios, editing booths and suites, and control rooms.
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Applications for the program opened Friday. The deadline is Jan. 7.