SCBA Educational Foundation awards $54,000 in scholarships

To South Carolina Colleges and Technical Schools
South Carolina Broadcasters Association
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Press Release from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association:

COLUMBIA, SC -- The South Carolina Broadcasters Association’s (SCBA) Educational Foundation announced that it has awarded $54,000 in scholarships to ten schools in South Carolina.

The SCBA Educational Foundation, established in 1982, provides grants, scholarships and endowments for South Carolina colleges, technical colleges and universities that offer a curriculum in broadcast training. The Foundation established an endowment in 2004 with a one million dollar target and in 2008 reached that goal. The scholarship program will continue in perpetuity.

The schools receiving scholarships for 2021 are: Bob Jones University, Claflin University, Francis Marion University, Furman University, North Greenville University, South Carolina State University, Tri-County Technical College, Trident Technical College, University of South Carolina and Winthrop University.

Each year, the SCBA Educational Foundation accepts proposals for funding from colleges and universities in South Carolina which offer broadcast or communications training.

Funding is not provided for capital items or internships. Funds are distributed in May and August of the following year.

“We are proud to support the good work of these South Carolina schools through these annual scholarships” said SCBA Educational Foundation President Steve Sinicropi. “We believe that by investing in their education today, we will have qualified broadcasters to hire tomorrow."