The Kansas Association of Broadcasters will award $10,000 in scholarships to Kansas students attending colleges and universities in the state
next school year. That brings the total scholarships provided broadcast students since 1988 to $280,000.
To earn the scholarship students must be a Kansas resident attending a post-secondary institution, enrolled full time in a broadcast related curriculum and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA. All recipients this year had a GPA of 3.35 or above. Applicants were interviewed in person by a select committee of KAB members including Chairperson Olivia Dorsey of KMBC-TV – Kansas City, Cliff Shank of KSKU-FM/KNZS-FM/KXKU-FM/KWHK-FM – Hutchinson, Jim Allan of KTPK-FM – Topeka, Justin Fluke of KNZA-FM – Hiawatha, and Kent Cornish, KAB President/Executive Director.
The deadline each year for these scholarships is May 1. More information can be found at the KAB website http://kab.net/programs/studentservices/default.aspx
Students receiving scholarships, their home town, and the school they are attending in the fall are:
Will Anderson, Kansas City, KS – Kansas City Kansas CC
Victoria Baldwin, Wichita – University of Kansas
Tim Burns, Horton – Kansas Wesleyan
Austin Ditges, Offerle – Dodge City CC
Lindsey Mayfield, Overland Park – University of Kansas
Zachary Mitchell, Coffeyville – Pittsburg State University
Dylan Sherwood, Emporia – University of Kansas