Students receiving scholarships from the White House Correspondents' Association attend a lunch where they hear from a panel of White House reporters.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney also addressed the group. He served in the Vice President's Office before being named Press Secretary, was Time magazine's Washington Bureau Chief from 2005-2008.
Moderated by Julie Mason of SiriusXM, the panel discusses access and transparency in their coverage of the President and includes Jake Tapper of ABC News, Ben Feller of AP, Carol Lee of the Wall Street Journal, and Jackie Kucinich of USA Today.
Last year, the Correspondents' Association distributed scholarships to 18 students, totaling nearly $100,000, according to its website. The students are undergraduate and graduate students from selected institutions.
The White House Correspondents' Association officially announces scholarship recipients at the Annual Dinner, which takes place on Saturday.