We’re proud to announce two of the MBA’s members-only programs are back in 2013! These programs were created to benefit the staff and families at member stations, with a focus on advanced education and employee retention:

Families in Broadcasting Scholarship

The Families in Broadcasting Scholarship (FBS) was created to aid members as their children pursue higher education. This year, the MBA will award up to ten $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors through college juniors who will be continuing their education in the fall. The best part is, students do NOT need to be planning on majoring in a communications-related field.  Students must complete an essay and submit the application as well as their high school transcripts to the MBA offices no later than May 10, 2013, to be eligible. A committee of MBA staff and Board members will determine the 2013 winners. No Board member with a submitting staff member will serve on the selection committee.

Continuing Education Reimbursement Program

The MBA will provide a one-time continuing education reimbursement of up to $500 to a radio or television full-time employee(s) in the Bay State. The reimbursement will cover any industry-related continuing education expense including, but not limited to, conferences, webinars, seminars, training materials, college or technical school course, workshops, etc. Reimbursements are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Some restrictions apply; be sure to read the full application prior to submitting.

Applications for both programs can be found online at www.massbroadcasters.org.

Through your support, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association is able to give back to its members through these exciting new programs.  Take advantage of them!