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For study in ANY electronic MEDIA area…



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 

Directions & Checklist

Please see the checklist below to make sure your application is complete. 

__________ 1.  Application

Please make sure that you have answered all questions, checked the appropriate boxes, have read all the information and you are a full-time student at a BEA member institution.

__________ 2.  College transcripts

If you have attended more than one school, please upload a transcript from each institution.  (If work at a previous school is included in your present transcript that will suffice IF all courses taken, the individual credit hours, and specific grades are given.)  Unofficial student copies of transcripts are acceptable if they are legible and if your name appears on them. (Some on-line transcripts lack the student name and are  not acceptable.)  Transcripts must include individual courses and grade earned in each as well as cumulative GPA.

__________ 3.  Reference Letters

Obtain TWO letters of recommendation.  Upload copies of these letters with your application.  At least one letter must be written by an electronic media professor and the other may be from either a professor or an industry professional.  Both must be submitted on the reference’s letterhead.

__________ 4.  Library of American Broadcasting Scholarship

If you are applying for the LAB scholarship you MUST upload a copy of your thesis or dissertation proposal abstract.

Criteria For Selection:

The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to become 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:

The application MUST be complete to be considered.  Save the confirmation email for your files.  Remember to agree to our Terms and Conditions on the application, otherwise it will be disqualified.   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.  Both must be submitted on the reference’s letterhead.  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 our directory to check if your school is an institutional member.


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

DO NOT include resumes, photos, etc.  Only upload 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.

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