BEA is the professional development association for professors, industry professionals and students involved in teaching and research related to radio, television, and other electronic media. BEA administers fourteen scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the electronic media profession. The BEA Two Year Award is for study at member schools offering only freshman and sophomore instruction, or for use at a four-year member school by a graduate of a BEA two-year campus. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students at BEA Member institutions.
Scholarships will be awarded for full-time degree work FOR THE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR. One semester grants are NOT made. Scholarships must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university bookstore course purchases, dormitory and related items eligible to be charged to a student's official campus account. Current scholarship holders are not eligible for reappointment in the year following their award. All scholarships must be applied to study at a campus where at least one department is a BEA institutional member. You can go here to verify if your campus is a member or call 202.429.3935.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to be an outstanding electronic media professional. There should be compelling evidence that the applicant possesses high integrity and a well-articulated sense of personal and professional responsibility.
Obtain the official application forms from your campus faculty or download them at www.beaweb.org. The forms ask for personal and academic data and transcripts, broadcast and other experience, a written statement of goals, and supportive statements from two references, one of which must be an electronic media faculty member.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS:
BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON
OCTOBER 14, 2014
NO FAXED OR E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED
To request additional information you may contact:
Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-2891
BEAMemberServices@nab.org or call 202.429.3935
WALTER S. PATTERSON AWARD
Two scholarships; $1,750 each
Study toward a career in RADIO - Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters
ALEXANDER M. TANGER AWARD
One scholarship; $5,000
Study any area of broadcasting - Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger
BEA FOUNDERS AWARD
Two scholarships; $1,500 each
Study any area of broadcasting. Preference given to students enrolled in a BEA
2-Year/Small College Member Institution or graduates of these programs now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year Institution - Sponsored by BEA
ABE VORON AWARD
Two scholarships; $5,000 each
Study toward a career in RADIO- Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee
VINCENT T. WASILEWSKI AWARD
One scholarship; $4,000
Graduate students only. Study any area of broadcasting
Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC
JOHN BAYLISS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
One scholarship; $2,000
Study toward a career in RADIO - Sponsored by The John Bayliss Foundation
RICHARD EATON FOUNDATION AWARD
One scholarship; $2,000
Study any area of broadcasting - Sponsored by The Richard Eaton Foundation
NIELSEN CO. SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Four scholarships; $2,500
Study any area of broadcasting - Sponsored by Nielsen Co.