Indiana Broadcasters Award $55,000 in College Broadcasting Scholarships

Carmel, Ind. – April 23, 2021 – The Indiana Broadcasters Foundation announced 11 recipients of its 2021 scholarship program, awarding $55,000 total to students who attend colleges and universities across the state.  The scholarships are funded by the Indiana Broadcasters Associations, its contributing members, and individuals.

2021 Indiana Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship recipients are:

  • Genesis Brown (University of Indianapolis)
  • Blake Chapman (Ball State University)
  • Faith Denig (Ball State University)
  • Lexi Esterle (Ball State University)
  • Miranda Gust (Huntington University)
  • Braydyn Lents (Vincennes University)
  • Peyton Monnell (Ball State University)
  • Ryan Soel (University of Indianapolis)
  • Dante Stanton (Goshen College)
  • Kielynn Tally (University of Indianapolis)
  • Andrew Willett (Ball State University)

“Each year, Indiana broadcasters are pleased to invest in the future of our industry by financially supporting students attending Indiana schools and pursuing the art of broadcasting.  We’re delighted to make these awards now, recognizing the work each has done to create a career in radio and TV broadcasting,” said Indiana Broadcasters Association Executive Director Dave Arland.

“Given the unique times we are living in — and especially for college students — Indiana broadcasters are honored to recognize this year’s scholarship recipients.  They are diverse in so many ways but united in their excellence as young broadcasters.”

The IBA announced the 2021 recipients with a special online presentation.

You can watch the short video here:

“When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with autism and doctors were really unsure about my future.  It is a big honor to have this money and hopefully in the near future we can inspire more kids to become like me and be inspirations on air, “ said 2021 Scholarship Recipient Bradyn Lents of Vincennes University.

Over the past ten years, the Indiana Broadcasters Foundation has awarded more than $325,000 to broadcasting students at Indiana colleges and universities, including $50,000 awarded to ten students in 2020.

“It is definitely going to help me because I thought I was going to have to pick up another job and not be able to continue to do the amount of broadcasting I had been. So, I’m really excited that will give me an opportunity to stay and do more broadcast here instead of getting a smaller, part-time job,” said 2021 Scholarship Recipient Miranda Gust of Huntington University.

The Indiana Broadcasters Association is an alliance of more than 270-member radio and television broadcasters, united to serve their audiences throughout the Hoosier state.  The Indiana Broadcasters Foundation is supported by IBA, by individuals, and by member stations to strengthen educational opportunities for broadcasting students.


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