Scholarships for Kentucky Students - Deadline April 15, 2020
The Kentucky Broadcasters’ Association (KBA) Scholarship Fund
This high school senior scholarship is a post-secondary partial scholarship program for children of employees of Kentucky radio and television stations. In 2020 the KBA will award fourteen (14) scholarships of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each to qualified sons and daughters of employees of Kentucky broadcast stations.
The scholarships will be used to assist the student in the payment of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. A scholarship committee will review each application and will award the scholarships based on the following criteria:
- One of the student’s parents must be either: (a) a full-time employee of a station on the date of the application deadline, or; (b) a part-time employee of a station on the date of the application deadline and has been employed as a part-time employee at the Kentucky station for a period of one year prior to the application deadline.
- The student must attend full-time a college, university, vocational school, institute of technology, or academy that awards academic degrees or professional certifications.
- There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply. However, preference will be shown to students who demonstrate good scholastic ability.
- Extracurricular activities (clubs, athletics, church, community service, part-time employment, etc.) will be considered in evaluating each applicant.
- Preference will be given to students with financial need.
- Scholarships may be awarded for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs.
- Scholarships are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 15, 2020
KBA Harry Barfield Scholarship
Four scholarships of $2,500 apiece are available to students who are currently majoring in broadcasting or communications at a college or university in Kentucky. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process which includes academic achievement, the recommendation of a faculty member, and extracurricular activities. Since the scholarship awards are renewable for a second year provided recipients continue to meet specified criteria, priority consideration will be given to students who are rising juniors.
The program, now approaching its 30th consecutive year, is named in honor of Harry Barfield, the late chairman of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and manager of WLEX-TV in Lexington.