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ISBA Scholarship Program

For Idaho Students Desiring a Career in Broadcasting Idaho State Broadcasters Association, founded in 1950, is organized to further the interests of broadcasters in Idaho. Professional enrichment of the membership is one of the principles of ISBA and, in that context, the encouragement of students considering broadcasting as a career is an important ISBA mission.


Each year ISBA funds at least two $1,000 general scholarships and the Wayne C. Cornils Memorial Scholarship for less advantaged students. We encourage applications from students attending Idaho schools and preparing for a career in broadcasting. Such careers could include: Business Administration, Sales, Journalism, Engineering. We encourage applications from a broad and diverse student population.

Eligibility Criteria:
  1. The applicant will be enrolled in an Idaho college or university as a full-time student.
  2. The applicant will have exhibited superior potential in studies or activities relative to broadcasting.
  3. The applicant will be recognized and respected by his/her peer group.
  4. The applicant will have a GPA of 2.0 if in the first two years of school and a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of school.


COMPLETED applications must be received in the ISBA office by March 15, and include the following: 

(1) Completed Application form,
(2) letter of recommendation from the GM of an ISBA member station,
(3) transcripts,
(4) essay (one page is sufficient) explaining why you want the scholarship and what your career plans are.
1674 Hill Rd-Ste 3
Boise, ID  83702
...or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Applications will not be accepted via fax.  Scholarships will be awarded for the school year beginning Aug/Sept each year
The ISBA Board reviews the applications and decides on the winners at the spring quarter board meeting.  All applicants will be notified of the results shortly thereafter.
Contact Connie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.


Grants and Scholarships

As part of the "Bringing Community Service Home" program ISBA offers, below are links to downloadable applications for the ISBA Kids Scholarship and the ISBA Employee Education Grant.  Make a point to take advantage of these great programs to help advance your career in broadcasting.

Note:  These programs are available to members and member’s immediate family only!


ISBA KIDS Scholarship Grant Application & Criteria


ISBA Employee Education Grants



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