UDC News

October 20, 2009


Max Robinson Scholarship Recipient

Senior M. (Sloan) Brinsley Baker, Jr.

Washington, DC - Congratulations to Senior M. (Sloan) Brinsley Baker, Jr., recipient of the 2009 Max Robinson Scholarship. A Mass Media major with a concentration in Journalism, Mr. Baker is also President of UDC’s Journalism Club. He received $3,000 ($1,500 per semester) to cover tuition, fees and educational materials for one academic year.
In addition to journalism, Mr. Baker has varied interests, ranging from screenwriting to video production and editing. Well versed in aspects of multimedia, he wrote “The Grounds Crew,” a blog about the Washington Nationals for The Washington Post in 2008.
The scholarship was established to memorialize Mr. Max Robinson, the nation’s first black network news anchor, for his contributions to journalism and his commitment to providing opportunities for the advancement of black professionals in the field of mass communications. Mr. Robinson taught at the Federal City College, a predecessor to UDC, from 1968 to 1970.





The University of the District of Columbia is the only fully-accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. As an urban land-grant university, it supports a broad mission of education, research and community service and offers bachelors and masters degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The university is located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro. 

Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371