Applications Now Being Accepted for the IBA Scholarship

Each year, the Indiana Broadcasters Association awards college scholarships to worthy college students who are pursuing a degree in the field of broadcasting.  IBA works cooperatively with Indiana institutions that offer broadcasting programs, annually funding several scholarships that help students with education expenses.

Since 2011, the IBA has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships including $11,000 in 2016.

This year, the IBA wants to create even more of an impact by awarding six, $5,000 scholarships to college students to assist with educational expenses at any IBA member college or university that offers a major in broadcast media (Radio, TV, and Journalism), or that has a radio/TV facility on campus.

Doing so requires the support of our member stations which can earn valuable EEO credit by contributing to the 2017 IBA Scholarship Program and airing PSAs about the opportunity for students. 

Scholarship contributions can be made safely and securely here and PSAs for the program can be accessed here.

Contribution Levels

Radio Stand Alone AM – $150

Radio Stand Alone FM – $300

Radio AM/FM Combo – $450

Radio Cluster (3 or more one location) – $900

TV – Commercial – $1,000

TV – Public – $400

Students can apply online at the IBA website here. The application must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1.  

Prior to applying, scholarship applicants should contact their school’s Financial Aid office to determine if receiving an IBA scholarship would affect current financial aid packages. For answers to questions, email Sam Klemet at


  • Applicant must be a current, full-time college student with plans to be a full-time college student during the 2017 fall semester
  • Student applicant must have an overall 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Transcripts from the college or university are required to be submitted with this application.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the State of Indiana.
  • Applicants must be actively participating in a college broadcast facility or be working/interning for a commercial/public broadcast facility while attending an IBA Member Educational Institution listed here:

Anderson University
Ball State University
Bethel College
Butler University
DePauw University
Earlham College
Franklin College of Indiana
Goshen College
Huntington University
Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Manchester College
Purdue University
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts
Saint Joseph’s College
Taylor University
Trine University
University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
University of Notre Dame
University of Southern Indiana
Valparaiso University
Vincennes University
Wabash College


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