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One scholarship; $4,000
Sponsored by Patrick Communications
Graduate students only


One scholarship; $3,000
Sponsored by the Peter B. Orlik Scholarship Endowment


One scholarship; $2,500
Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation


Two scholarships; $1,500 each
Sponsored by BEA
Preference given to students enrolled in a BEA 2-Year member institution or graduates of 2-Year schools now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year institution


One scholarship; $1,000
Sponsored by Edward O. Fritts Endowment 

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.

Application Procedures:

Visit for scholarship criteria, directions & application. The application MUST be typed to be considered.  Keep an additional copy for your files.  Remember to date and sign the form on the last page.  Applications not typed and signed will be disqualified.  Each copy of the application MUST be collated and securely stapled.  The application asks for personal and academic data and transcripts, media and other experience, a written statement of goals, and supportive statements from two references, at least one of which must be an electronic media faculty member.  Scholarships will be awarded for full-time degree work FOR THE FULL ACADEMIC YEAR.  One semester grants are NOT provided.  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 to reapply 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.  Go to and click on Scholarships to check if a campus is an institutional member or call (202) 602-0586.


Submit FOUR completed copies of the application.  Each copy should include, in order:

  • Typed Application Form
  • Transcript(s) from all collegiate institutions
  • TWO Letters of Recommendation
  • Thesis or dissertation proposal abstract (If applying for the LAB Scholarship)

Mail Materials Directly To:

Dr. Peter B. Orlik

BEA Scholarship Committee Chair

613 Kane Street

Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858 

All materials MUST be received by close of business on: OCTOBER 15, 2020

DO NOT send resumes, photos, etc.  NO faxed or emailed materials will be accepted.  Only send materials that are requested.  No other materials will be considered by the Scholarship Committee.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified.  DO NOT mail any materials to BEA Headquarters.  BEA is unable to pursue missing or lost items.

If you have questions regarding the application preparation or submission please email Dr. Orlik directly at  Due to the large volume of scholarship related business, phone calls cannot be returned.