Wilson anchored the news for ABC7 for many years. He died one year ago yesterday of a heart attack while undergoing hip surgery.
Molly Snyder-Fink is the first scholarship recipient. She is working as a summer intern, helping with documentary production, at Al-Jazeera in Washington D.C.
"I just thought seeing a news program that had a different perspective than an American perspective would be quite interesting and that to do that in America would be even more interesting," Snyder-Fink said.
Snyder-Fink hopes to make her own documentaries once she graduates.