Minnesota Broadcasters Association

The Minnesota Broadcasters Association Scholarship's purpose is to feed the future of broadcasting in the State of Minnesota.

Congratulations to the 2021 MBA Scholarship Recipient, Josh Boyko of Park Christian School in Moorhead, Minnesota!

The MBA along with Jim Birkemeyer of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. surprised Josh as the 2021 recipient. Watch the surprise here.

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2021.

How to Apply

Send an email to scholarship@minnesotabroadcasters.com with:

  • First and Last Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter that includes:
  • -Why you are choosing broadcasting as a career
    -Describe how you intend to use the scholarship funds
    -Address the letter to the Scholarship Committee
  • Links to videos or audio of work samples if available. (not required)
  • Volunteer experience and other community service/involvement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • -From a school counselor, school faculty, coach, activities coach or professional contact
    -Address the letter to the Scholarship Committee

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2022: Application period opens
  • April 30, 2022: Application period ends
  • June 2022: Winner(s) announced
  • October, 2022: Scholarship winner(s) invited to join the MBA Annual Membership Meeting, 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to live in Minnesota to apply?
Yes. The scholarship is open to Minnesota High School Juniors and Seniors.

Do I need to be a Minnesota Broadcasters Association member to apply?

Do I need to attend a Minnesota Post-Secondary school?
No. It is not required that the school be in Minnesota.

Does my post-secondary education need to have an emphasis or major in mass communications, marketing, engineering/technical, video/audio production, editing or other broadcast field?

Do I need to be a student/athlete/activities participant with a participating Minnesota State High School League School to apply?
Yes. You need to be a full-time student registered or attending a recognized Minnesota State High School Member School.

How do I submit my application?
Please follow the application process. Supporting materials like audio, video, documents can be upload to an external site with a link for download (Dropbox, Google Drive, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). All documents should be in PDF or Microsoft Word Format.

When will the MBA and MSHSL announce the winners and award the scholarship?
The scholarship winner(s) will be announced in June 2021.

Can I be awarded a scholarship in multiple years?
No. There must be a new scholarship winner(s) awarded each year. You are not allowed to win in multiple years.