PILOT Poised To Award Up To 10 Big Scholarships


PILOT, the NAB’s “innovation initiative,” has announced it will offer up to 10 scholarships of $5,000 each to current college sophomores, juniors, seniors entering graduate school and graduate students, for pursuit of studies related to broadcast engineering, media technology and innovation.

The scholarships will be administered in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Eligible academic areas include broadcast television or radio engineering and technology, broadcast content creation including sports and news production, web and online media, mobile media, media-related information technology (IT), multi-platform audience measurement and media technology research.

NAB EVP/Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny said, “Broadcast and media technology is a fast-moving environment, and attracting and educating future leaders is a priority for PILOT and NAB. These PILOT scholarships are intended to increase academic awareness of broadcast technology, and help students prepare for a career in the technical side of the media arts. We are happy to be working with BEA on this program, as a key component of PILOT’s technology education efforts.”

BEA Executive Director Heather Birks added, “BEA student members have an incredible range of media technology experience in professional and academic settings, and we are honored to offer scholarships specifically geared towards these students and their potential to help shape the future of the broadcast industry.”

The deadline for application is November 2. Scholarship winners will be announced by November 30. Scholarship funds will be available for recipients’ use in 2019.

For further information and to apply, see https://nabpilot.org/scholarships/.