LIN Media Invites Students Pursuing Degrees in Broadcast Television or Digital Media to Apply for Minority Scholarship and Training Program
LIN Media is now accepting applications from ambitious multicultural students seeking a career in digital media for its Minority Scholarship & Training Program. The Company will award one digital media scholarship/paid internship in May 2013, to commence summer 2013.
The program is open to all minority sophomore students with a declared major indigital multimedia, digital arts or mass/speech/digital communication at a university or college within the United States.
The deadline to apply is May 7, 2013.
The selected award winner will receive a two-year scholarship for up to ten thousand ($10,000) dollars per year that can be used toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. In addition, the students will receive a two (2)year paid internship and a potential two (2) year employment contract at LIN Media. During the summer months preceding the student’s junior and senior years, the award winner will gain valuable experience interning at one of our 43 television stations. LIN Media will also provide housing and a stipend during the summer months. Upon successful completion of the two-year internship, we will identify open positions in the student’s area of interest as it relates to digital media (News, Production, Promotions, Sales, etc.) throughout the company and the student will fill one of those positions as an employee upon graduation.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a declared major in digital multimedia, digital arts or mass/speech/digital communication at an accredited university or college within the United States.
- Applicant must have completed sufficient semester hours or similar educational units to be classified by his/her college or university as a sophomore.
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, or have permanent resident status; and have an ethnic background.
How students can apply:
Interested, qualified students should complete the attached application form and return it by May 7, 2013. Click here for a copy of the application.
Dana Vaughters, LIN Media’s 2005 recipient, has been an account executive with WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY since 2007.
“Dana has quickly risen to be one of our top performers with both agency business and direct business,” said Ed Bassler, Director of Sales, WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV. “She is truly a team player and an integral part of our future success and growth.”
Meet Joshua Chagani
Josh Chagani, LIN Media’s 2009 recipient, is a full-time Promotion Assistant at WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV in Norfolk, VA.
“Josh has been a talented addition to the WAVY and FOX 43 Creative Services department since his graduation from Elon University,” said Doug Davis, General Manager, WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV. “His experience at WALA-TV in Mobile, AL and WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids prepared him to contribute immediately. Josh has made an impact with his variety of skills in shooting, writing, editing and even graphics. He is a quick study with a willingness to pitch in and has participated in a number of station-sponsored community events.”