Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program

The entry period for the 2016-2017 MBA Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program is closed.  Thank you for applying!

shutterstock_160498775The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association is committed to furthering the broadcast industry by helping Massachusetts’ best and brightest students pursue a career in broadcasting.

Students who are permanent residents of Massachusetts and plan to or are enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning are encouraged to apply for the MBA’s Broadcaster Scholarship Program.  The MBA awards ten (10) scholarships annually in the amount of $2,000 to students pursuing a career in over-the-air broadcasting.  In addition, a $3,000 is awarded in honor of the former President of the MBA, Al Sprague.

Scholarships must be filled out completely and returned to the MBA at 43 Riverside Ave. PMB 401, Medford, MA 02155.  Applications MUST be postmarked by Friday, April 8, 2016 or they will not be considered.  Faxed and emailed applications are not allowed.

Participating MBA member stations will judge the applicants and all applicants will be notified as soon as possible whether or not a scholarship was awarded in their name.

The MBA will hold up to two scholarship ceremonies at participating MBA member stations.

Questions about the scholarship program can be directed to MBA Executive Director Jordan Walton at 800-471-1875 or by email to


Since February of 2003, stations have been invited to take part in the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program.  A statewide station/association-funded program, the Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program awards qualified students with a $2,000 scholarship toward pursuing a degree in over-the-air broadcasting.  The purpose of the program is two-fold in that it supports future broadcast generations, as well as provides stations with a reputable program to partner with to earn EEO credit.

In order to receive one full EEO credit for participating in the MBA Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program, a participating Massachusetts Nonexempt radio or television station will be required to:

1)      Donate a prescribed amount of money to the MBA Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program.

2)      Help promote the Program via radio/television public service announcements, station web sites, in-house bulletin boards, etc.

3)      Disseminate and collect completed Scholarship Program Applications.

4)      Participate in the evaluation process.

Letters with the prescribed dollar amount per Station Employment Unit (SEU) will be sent to every General Manager in Massachusetts each January for participation in that year’s program.



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