WOWT-TV Broadcasting Scholarship Program

To provide an annual scholarship for graduates in the Channel 6 viewing area pursuing a career in broadcasting.

Eligible Schools:
All area high schools in the Channel 6 viewing area.

Selection Criteria:
1. Graduating Senior;
2. Student must provide proof of 3.0 GPA along with application to be eligible;
3. Student must be pursuing further education at an accredited educational institution;
4. Student must be pursuing a career in TV Broadcast Journalism; TV Broadcast Production; TV Broadcast Engineering, TV Broadcast Marketing and/or Communications; etc.; and
5. Student must have exhibited an excellent character, reputation, and record.

Scholarship Award:
Two $1,000 scholarships (payable directly to educational institution at which student is enrolled)

Selection of Recipient:
Recipients chosen by a panel of WOWT management consisting of:

  • News Director;
  • Director, Programming, Public Affairs and Human Resources;
  • Director, Broadcast Operations; and
  • Director, Promotion and Production.

    Program Timeline:

    • Applications accepted September 1 - January 31

    • Selection committee meeting by Feb. 15th to review and select

    • Interviews held March 4-15

    • Final selection committee meeting held by March 25th to review and select recipients

    • Recipients notified by March 29th with invitations to Award Luncheon

    • Luncheon held with recipients, guests, and WOWT Management by mid-April


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