Scholarships for Kentucky Students

Scholarship

The Kentucky Broadcasters’ Association (KBA) Scholarship Fund is a post-secondary partial scholarship grant program for children of employees of Kentucky radio and television stations. In 2018, the KBA will award fourteen (14) scholarship grants of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) each to qualified sons and daughters of employees of Kentucky broadcast stations.

Application deadline: April 15, 2018

The grants 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 scholarship grants 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.
  • Grants may be awarded for undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate programs.
  • Grants are made on an annual basis and are non-renewable.

 

KBA Harry Barfield Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) Harry Barfield Scholarship program for the 2017-18 academic year. This is the 26th year of the program.

Application deadline: April 15, 2018

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 in its 26th consecutive year, is named in honor of Harry Barfield, the late chairman of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and manager of WLEX-TV in Lexington.