Connecticut Broadcasters Offer Scholarships

Nutmeg State association to hand out $50,000 in scholarships
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The Connecticut Association of Broadcasters is offering scholarships for students studying or interested in a career in broadcasting.

A number of scholarships are available including one-year $2,500 grants, the $5,000 Nelson Brown Scholarship and the $10,000 Paul K. Taff, which is spread across four years.

Requirements include Connecticut residency; pursuit of a career in broadcast, communications, marketing, engineering or electronics; and attendance at a university, college, community college or technical college. The institution does not have to be in Connecticut. The program is open to high school students entering college.

Applicants are measured on their broadcasting goals, academic average, extracurricular activities, teacher recommendations, possible employer recommendations and possible basis of need.

A total of $50,000 in scholarships is to be distributed. Deadline for applications is March 20, 2010.