Honors and Awards

Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service Learning, Steve and Dianne Knapp and the Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service (2016-17)

Gracie Award, Alliance for Women in Media (2016)

George Washington University Award, The George Washington University (2016)

Hands Up, Documentary (2015)

  • St. Louis International Film Festival
  • National Festival For Talented Youth [Seattle, WA]
  • Cucalorus Film Festival [NC]
  • Columbus International Film and Video Award (Winner, Free Press Award) [Columbus, OH]
  • Traildance Film Festival [Duncan, OK]
  • Women in Film and Television [Vancouver]
  • UrbanMediaMakers Film Festival [Atlanta, GA]
  • Semifinalist, Student Academy Awards

Follow The Noise, Documentary (2015)

  • Cucalorus Film Festival

Manheim-Sterling Undergraduate Research Prize, The George Washington University (2015)

National Civil War Project, Arena Stage

  • Zinhle was one of two student playwrights for the National Civil War Project, and her piece was performed as part of the critically acclaimed Our War series on Arena Stage.

Philip L. Graham Fund Scholarship, Philip L. Graham Fund (2014)

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholar, The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (2014)

Jane Lingo Scholar, American News Women’s Club (2013)

Gracies Scholar, Alliance for Women in Media’s Honorary Trustees (2013)

Gridiron Scholarship, The Gridiron Club (2013)

FotoWeek DC Winner, FotoWeek DC (2012)