Broadcast Scholarship Program
By endorsing and supporting quality education, the members of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) believe they are helping to guarantee the future quality of broadcasting in Kansas. Toward that goal, the KAB has established a scholarship fund to aid in the higher education of promising students.
The purpose of the scholarship fund is: To support potential and commitment in promising future broadcasters. To encourage a high standard of professionalism in the industry. To foster a strong relationship between higher education and the profession. To promote a greater understanding of journalistic ethics and societal responsibility of broadcasters.
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:
*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.
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.
Complete the online application form (see button to the right). The application must be completed 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 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.
KAB Kids Scholarship
For children of full time employees at Kansas broadcast stations who are entering their first year of college or technical school.
Who may apply – Eligibility requirements for a scholarship:
A student who will enter as a freshman a post secondary institution next fall (vo-tech, two-year community college, four-year college or university / private or public, in-state or out-of-state).
Major or field of study is not a determining factor
Station General Manager must certify that applicant is a child of a full-time station employee at least since last July 1.
The KAB Scholarship Committee will review the applications and essays and make a selection by May 1. Payment will be made to the post-secondary institution.
Please fill out the application, including the requested essay, and e-mail to [email protected] by April 15.