Minnesota Broadcasters Association James Wychor

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

Important Dates

  • March 1, 2025: Application period opens
  • April 30, 2025: Application period ends 
  • May 2025: Recipient(s) selected
  • June 2025: Recipient(s) announced
  • Date TBA: Scholarship recipient(s) invited to join the MBA Annual Conference.

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

Do I need to live in Minnesota to apply?
Yes. The scholarship is open to Minnesota High School 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 2024.

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

Congratulations to the 2021 Minnesota Broadcasters Association Scholarship Recipient!
 Josh Boyko -
Park Christian School in Moorhead, Minnesota

Congratulations to the 2022 Minnesota Broadcasters Association Scholarship Recipients!
Angela Mergen - Albany Senior High School
Adam Reisetter - Northfield High School
Jack Taggart - Lakeville South High School

Congratulations to 2023 Minnesota Broadcasters Association Scholarship Recipients!
Jude Gosse - Triton High School
Carson Maneval
- Frazee High School
Jaden Nybakken
Jacob Stanoch
- Bemidji High School

Congratulations to 2024 Minnesota Broadcasters Association James Wychor Scholarship Recipients!
Emerson Chaloux - Eagan High School
Oren Hamilton - Stillwater High School
Noah Riederer - Springfield High School
Noah Simonsen - St. Mary's Catholic School
Nathan Stange - Bertha - Hewitt High School