The John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation awards scholarships to honor the memory of radio executive John Bayliss. The foundation’s goals are to support students who desire to enter the radio broadcasting field and to work towards stronger radio programs in top communications schools.
They began distributing college scholarships in 1985, and typically give out 15 awards per year in the amount of $5,000. Most awards are given to students who attend specific schools.
To be eligible students must:
– be attending an institution in the United States
– be entering their junior or senior year in college
– be preparing for a career in the radio industry, preferably commercial radio
– maintain a 3.0 GPA or better
Preference is given to students who have a history of radio-related experience; financial need is a secondary consideration. Letters of recommendation are a requirement. This is a great award for any student whose desire is to break into radio and the ability to get into a top communications school in the United States!
Learn more about the award and access the online application form at http://www.beaweb.org/bayliss.html. The deadline is typically the end of April. Who knows? After college graduation maybe you’ll land your own talk radio gig!