2023 Spring Scholarship Application

Each year, the Indiana Broadcasters Association awards ten $5,000 scholarships to deserving Hoosier broadcasting students to help pay for their educational expenses. Submissions are evaluated by IBA member stations and scholarship awards are presented at the Spring IBA Career Fair on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Again, the Foundation will award $50,000 to deserving students.

Scholarship applicants should:

  • Be an Indiana resident;
  • Be a current, full-time college student attending an IBA Member school with plans to continue as a full-time undergraduate student in the 2023 fall semester;
  • Have an overall 3.0 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale);
  • Be actively participating in a college broadcast facility or working/interning for a commercial/public broadcast facility

The deadline for submission of applications ended February 6th, 2023.

Why It Matters

“This scholarship is so meaningful and helps give me peace of mind. I will now be able to worry less about how I will afford my college education. Broadcasting is my passion and I am so honored to receive a scholarship to help me in my journey. I am excited for my future in radio and television and this scholarship will help that future to become a reality.”

Amelia Turnbull

Goshen College

“This award will be a major part of my evolving broadcasting story. It will help fuel my ambitions as I aspire to be a professional sports broadcaster.”

Donovan Edwards

Indiana Wesleyan University

“This IBA Scholarship allows me to put my sole focus on my education, cultivating career experiences, and setting myself up for a future in broadcasting rather than worrying about paying for college, for which I am extremely grateful.”

Nathaniel Finch

University of Indianapolis

“Being an international student away from home and my parents has been difficult in many aspects, but winning this scholarship will help me financially to become more independent to focus on broadcasting opportunities in the field, without worrying about my parents or school debts.”

Leticia Vaselli

University of Indianapolis

“The IBA scholarship is not only going to financially help me pursue my career in broadcasting, but also open opportunities through broadcast that will develop my future in the industry.”

Megan Hostetler

Huntington University

“The IBA scholarship is instrumental to keeping me on campus as a residential student, which will allow me to remain closer to my work as a broadcaster, making me available to the communications program at a much higher rate.”

Dante Stanton

Goshen College

“The IBA Scholarship helps me to remove the financial obstacle of college, allowing me to focus on my work and pursue my broadcasting career.”

Allec Roach

Ball State University

“Not only is this scholarship a huge asset when it comes to making college more affordable, it also provides me with the confidence to continue on and push myself in this industry!”

Madeline Fisher

University of Indianapolis

“This scholarship alleviates a huge part of my student loan debts so I will be able to graduate and really just focus on the career I’ve worked so hard for rather than worrying about paying off loans.”

Jessica Walter

Indiana University

“Winning the IBA scholarship will help my career by giving me more flexibility and opportunities because it is great to show on a resume. I’m so incredibly blessed to have won such a renowned award!”

Graham Scher

University of Indianapolis