As a steward of broadcast standards and practices, the Missouri Broadcasters Association (MBA) knows the importance of training to be competent and confident when entering the work force. Experience has become an essential element for the successful job seeker as employers are increasingly requiring applicants to have demonstrated ability. The Missouri Broadcasters Association Foundation has developed a program designed to assist students in attaining on-the-job training as a part of their higher education.
The following information contains application criteria as well as an outline for the selection process. For further information on the MBA and our programs, please access our web site at: http://www.mbaweb.org/.
The Missouri Broadcasters Association informs members about training opportunities, trends and policies while providing a voice for broadcasters in both state and federal political arenas. The MBA encourages high industry standards and practices, recognizing that credibility is important and ethical conduct is necessary to maintain the trust of clients and the public. Our members support equal opportunity in education and employment,
The MBA Scholarship Program was established as a part of a commitment to excellence, so that deserving students may attain the training and expertise required to become valuable employees in Missouri's broadcasting industry. For more information about the Missouri Broadcasters Association, visit us online at: http://www.mbaweb.org/.
- Scholarship opportunity limited to Missouri Broadcasters Association member stations.
- Applicant must be a Junior or Senior, currently attending a Missouri college or university.
- Applicant must be enrolled in broadcast or a related curriculum that provides training and expertise applicable to a broadcast
- Applicant must receive college credit for scholarship. The ratio of work hours to credit hours received shall be at least 40 to 1.
- Applicant must obtain approval from the supervising faculty member and the MBA member station prior to application.
- Applicant must be supervised by a faculty member.
Selection Process & Award
The Scholarship Committee of the MBA will review all applications of the committee's decision. Recipients will receive notification of their acceptance no later than August 1st for fall scholarships. December 15th for spring scholarships and May 1st for all summer internships.
Upon completion of the scholarship, recipients will provide the Scholarship Committee with a written report detailing their work experience and what skills they have learned. Upon receipt of the written report, scholars within the program will receive $250 for each credit hour earned up to a maximum : $ 1 ,000. No payments will be made by the MBA prior to the receipt of the written report.
The applicant must provide a packet, which contains the following:
- The completed MBA scholarship application.
- A letter detailing how the experience will apply to the student's career plan.
- A letter from the participating station accepting the student as a scholar.
- A resume
Application and supporting documents must be received by the MBA no later than June 1st for fall scholarships, October 15th for spring scholarships and March 1st for summer scholarships.
Please mail all required documents to:
Missouri Broadcasters Association Attention: Scholarship Committee P.O.Box 104445 Jefferson City, MO 65110-4445