The members of the Missouri Broadcasters Association are committed to encouraging the highest standards of broadcasting. The MBA Scholarship Fund was established as a part of this excellence. Deserving students may receive financial aid to assist them in attaining the training and expertise required to become valuable employees in Missouri’s broadcasting industry. The annual deadline for application is March 31st. Recipients will receive notification of their award no later than June 30th. Scholarship brochures and applications are available at Mid-West Family Broadcasting. Applications can be submitted at Mid-West Family Broadcasting:
ATTN: Jennifer Rawls, 2453 E. Elm Street
Springfield, MO 65802.
- Must be a Missouri Resident.
- Must be currently attending a Missouri College, university or accredited tech/trade school or be a graduating high school senior who has been admitted to a Missouri institution of higher learning.
- Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a broadcast or related curriculum, which provides training and expertise applicable to a broadcast operation.
- Must be a full-time student. Full-time status requires enrollment in at least 12 credit hours.
- Must have a CPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent, which must be maintained for each semester of the scholarship.
- A completed application signed by the school’s department head or guidance counselor certifying that you meet the eligibility requirements.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Ten copies of the application and attachments.
Applicants must submit their completed application form and all attachments to a single participating MBA Member station in their home area. Only one application will be accepted per student per year. For a complete list of participating stations go to www.mbaweb.org.
Each participating radio or television station will select the top applicant from those received and submit their candidate to the MBA Scholarship Committee for consideration. The committee will review the qualification of candidates from throughout the state in order to narrow the field of scholarship candidates.
The selection committee will use the following information during its evaluation process:
- The applicant’s curriculum and career goals.
- Clarity of thought and expression.
- Letters of recommendation.
- Community involvement and extracurricular activities.
- Financial need. (while not a primary consideration, applicants should provide information as to how their education is funded).
Applicants who will be considered for the final selection by the Scholarship Committee may be asked to travel, at their own expense, to Jefferson City for in-person interviews.
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