Broadcast Scholarship Program for Kansas College Students

Are you a Kansas college student considering a career in broadcasting? If in the fall you’ll be entering your junior or senior year at a Kansas four-year college, or your sophomore year at a Kansas two-year college, and are enrolled in a broadcast program, you may qualify for a scholarship from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Application deadline is May 1st.

The KAB will make available up to $16,000 annually in scholarship awards (for tuition and books). Applicants determined to be the best candidates will receive a scholarship award without regard to their enrollment in a four-year or two-year college. Awards will be paid in two installments to the college registrar – prior to fall and spring enrollment. The spring installment is contingent on the student continuing to meet the scholarship criteria.

Eligibility Criteria Applicants must meet these criteria:

  • Kansas resident;
  • Attending or planning to attend (next fall semester) a Kansas post-secondary institution (two-year or four-year college or vo-tech/trade school). If attending a four-year college, applicant must be entering their junior year or above; if attending a two-year school, applicant must be entering their sophomore year;
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a broadcast or related curriculum;
  • Enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester the scholarship is in effect;
  • Grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent;
  • Completing an application signed by college broadcast department head certifying the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.
  • Previous KAB scholarship winners are eligible.

 

Selection Criteria

Financial need may be considered; applicants are asked to indicate how their college education is being funded. Judges will consider depth of thought, clarity of expression and commitment to broadcasting as primary. Extracurricular activities, community involvement and legibility also will be considered. Submit one letter of recommendation from a college professor, broadcaster and/or other business person.

 

Application Procedure

Complete the application form (download by clicking button below), attaching additional sheets as necessary and e-mail to allison@kab.net. The application must be received by midnight May 1. Judges will screen the applications to determine who will receive a personal interview. The Scholarship Committee will personally interview up to ten applicants in late May and make their selections in early June.

 

The Sponsor

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters and the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Foundation have a keen interest in the excellence of broadcast education. Consistent with this interest and to lend tangible support, the KAB has established this scholarship program to encourage students of the highest caliber to enter broadcasting as a career and to seek the highest quality education in the field. We sincerely want to see broadcasting as a profession passed on to qualified, outstanding men and women. The scholarship program reflects the KAB’s commitment to equal opportunities in education and employment.

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