Broadcasting and Journalism

Illinois Broadcasters Association Scholarship


  • Must be a rising senior student pursuing a B.A. degree in Broadcasting.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 in Broadcasting.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours at the end of Spring 2021 semester.
  • Recipient should demonstrate talent, commitment, excellence and professional ambition in broadcasting.
  • The scholarship shall be awarded to the top student (as determined by the Broadcasting and Journalism scholarship committee). If more than one student is considered qualified, preference shall be given to a student with demonstrated participation in broadcasting activities.
  • Must attend the IBA-U Conference in the Fall 2021.


  • $425.00 per semester, for a maximum of two semesters
  • Awarded for academic year.

Selection Process

  • The recipient will be chosen by the Broadcasting and Journalism Scholarship Committee.
  • Selection will be made by September.

Inquiries should be sent to

Chairperson, Department of Broadcasting & Journalism
Sallee Hall 306, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2888

Application Process

  • Letter of application. The letter should include your plans after graduation.
  • Resume
  • Portfolio or examples of work.
  • Applications should be submitted to the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism.

Applications submitted online through

Scholarship Portal