Advancing Excellence in Broadcasting
There is a critical and growing need across the state for qualified people who are professionally equipped to deal with a rapidly changing industry. In response, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Foundation is providing annual scholarships to recipients who are enrolled in two- and four-year college students from all over the state who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and a passion for broadcasting. Each recipient has been carefully selected from a competitive field by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee which is comprised of working broadcasters representing varying market sizes.
Advancing Excellence in Kansas Broadcasting will:
- Invest in training and development of tomorrow’s Kansas broadcasters
- Assure interested young people in Kansas access to careers in the field
- Provide experiences essential to aspiring Kansas broadcasters
- Address current job related shortages in the broadcast industry
What’s in it for me?
- Enhanced work force for the future
- Tax advantages to the full extent
- EEO Credit for Stations
Scholarships, Training & Internships
Contributions to Advancing Excellence in Kansas Broadcasting may be designated for general use or for any one of the following needs.
Eligible applicants are Kansas residents enrolled in a college/technical college who are financially needy and academically qualified. Annually, about $15,000 in scholarships will be available. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in sales and engineering/technology and a commitment to stay in Kansas upon graduation.
Paid internships will provide a critical learning opportunity for Kansas youth who want to enter the field yet need to earn money—often to pay for their own education. Contributions designated for the Internship Program will allow KAB to assist these young Kansans as they follow their dreams and launch their careers.
Broadcast educators at Kansas high schools, colleges and universities participate in one or two week internships with radio or television stations.