Jack Shelley Scholarship Application

The Jack Shelley Scholarship is presented by the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association to recognize outstanding promise in the field of broadcasting.  MBJA awards one $1,250 scholarship each year to be used for broadcast education in the six-state MBJA region (IA, MN, ND, NE, SD & WI)

Applicants must be full-time college or university students with an anticipated graduation date of August ’18 or later.  The scholarship is awarded based on the following three criteria: dedication to broadcast journalism as a career; academic achievement; and experience in the field of broadcast journalism, which includes internships, part-time or full-time jobs and volunteer work.  The award is named for the late Jack Shelley, long-time anchor and News Director at WHO/Des Moines and Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University.

The deadline for application submission is Friday, March 9, 2018

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Please provide up to three letters of reference.  Letters can be uploaded here as pdf files.  Alternately, your references can email their recommendations directly to cpaigediers@gmail.com.  Please advise your references to include "Shelley Scholarship" and your name in the subject line.


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