About IBA Scholarships

Through the IBA Foundation, college scholarships are offered to worthy 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 $30,000 to six students in 2017.

 

“The IBA scholarship has assisted in alleviating the financial stress that college forges and allowed me to hone in on my passion of telling stories. The IBA scholarship has provided me with more than assistance in my scholastic endeavors; I have gained support, countless resources, and access to a network of professionals in the broadcast industry. The Indiana Broadcasters Association has served as a guide as I begin to create my path in the broadcast industry.”

 – Tilly Marlatt, DePauw University

“Receiving this scholarship has opened several doors for me. Not only has it helped me financially but it has also given me the opportunity to meet several professionals and make connections for after graduation. I have been given the opportunity to meet those in my intended career path and gain an internship and prospective job post graduation.”

– Kaitlyn Kendall, University of Indianapolis

“Receiving the 2017 Indiana Broadcasters Association scholarship meant so much to me because it meant that some of the best people in the business believed in my hard work. The scholarship has allowed me to continue my broadcast journalism education at Indiana University financially, which is helping me prepare to enter the industry I’m so passionate about. Along with this scholarship, I was also invited to attend and work at the IBA conference last month, which gave me the opportunity to network with some of the state’s most prestigious journalists. I am so grateful for the IBA scholarship because it introduced me to a new network of professionals while helping me continue doing what I love to do.”

 – Katie Billman, Indiana University

“Being a recipient of an IBA Scholarship has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my collegiate career. As someone who is funding their own education, this scholarship significant aided me financially. More importantly, this scholarship provided me with opportunities to grow and network with successful leaders in the broadcast industry. The people I met and the advice I was given will be great stepping stones into my future career, and this scholarship is something I will cherish forever.”

– Esther Bower, Ball State University

“It means a lot that the Indiana Broadcasters Association thought enough of me to present me with this scholarship. It validates the work I am currently doing and will help me be able to continue learning as much as I can about news gathering and broadcasting.”

 – Max Lewis, Ball State University

“Contributing to the IBA scholarship program is a great way to strengthen broadcasting in Indiana. Broadcasting and Journalism students are the future of our industry and support from stations is vital in attracting and educating great talent. I encourage all stations to contribute to the scholarship program and the future of our industry.”

– John O’Brien, WNDU General Manager

“WTTS/WGCL has been a consistent supporter of the IBA Scholarship Program.  As General Manager, over the years I’ve have spent time evaluating some incredible applications from bright, talented high school and college students who have immense passion for our industry.  All IBA stations can benefit by getting behind this great program.  Who knows, your next great talent just might be an IBA Scholarship recipient!”

– Geoff Vargo, Sarkes Tarzian General Manager

“I feel the IBA scholarship program is vital to radio and TV’s future.  What better way can stations provide much needed financial support to the future leaders in our industry. ” 

– Gene Kuntz, WITZ AM/FM, WQKZ-FM General Manager

Indiana Broadcasters Association Scholarship

Each year the Indiana Broadcasters Association awards college scholarships to worthy 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.

Contact Phone: (317) 565-3011

Contact Email: [email protected]

Reid Chapman Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship given by the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers in honor of Indianapolis native, Reid Chapman who began in radio in Vincennes in 1943, after a Navy stint. At WISH radio in Indianapolis, he worked nights without pay to become an announcer. For years, he was “Chuckles Chapman,” host of a long-running radio variety show in Indianapolis.

 

Contact Phone: (317) 565-3011

Contact Email: [email protected]

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