LIN Media expanded it Minority Scholarship and Training Program last year and awarded two scholarships. Now it is accepting applications for this year’s scholarships to be awarded in April.
LIN will award one broadcast television scholarship/internship and one digital media scholarship/internship. The company calls the Minority Scholarship and Training Program “an integral part of the Company’s strategy to strengthen its talent base and deepen connections within its local communities by building on the cultural diversity of its workforce.” LIN has been awarding two-year scholarships to ambitious students interested in a wide spectrum of fields in or relating to broadcast television since 1998. The two-year scholarship and internship for multicultural students pursuing a career in digital media was added in 2011.
Each student selected will receive a two-year scholarship for up to $10,000 per year, which can be used toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. In addition, LIN Media will provide each student with hands-on training through a paid internship program at one of its television stations around the country. The Minority Scholarship recipients will be assigned full-time positions at LIN Media upon graduation and successful completion of the training program.
Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2012. The application and criteria for LIN Media’s Minority Scholarship and Training Program can be accessed via the Company’s web site: http://www.linmedia.com/contact-us/minority-scholarship-program/.