Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program

2024-25 Scholarship window is open!


PLEASE NOTE: Students that plan to email the application MUST fill out the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader – not Apple Preview.  Download Acrobat Reader for free.

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 scholarships annually in the amount of $2,500 to students pursuing a career in a broadcast-related field.  In addition, a $5,000 is awarded in honor of the former President of the MBA, Al Sprague.

Scholarships must be filled out completely and returned to the MBA by email to OR by mail to PO Box 857, Clark, NJ 07066.  Applications MUST be postmarked or emailed by Friday, April 12, 2024 or they will not be considered.  Incomplete or faxed applications will not be considered.  Student’s transcript may be mailed separately.

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 $2,500 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 (see radio or TV station agreement).

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

3)      Disseminate and collect completed Scholarship Program Applications (via interactive .pdf).

4)      Participate in the scholarship evaluation process.