LIN Announces Minority Scholarship Program for Digital Media Students
January 11, 2012
PROVIDENCE, RI: LIN Media
is accepting applications for its Minority Scholarship and Training Program and
will award one broadcast
television scholarship/internship and one digital media scholarship/internship
at the NAB Show in April.
LIN Media has been awarding two-year scholarships to ambitious students
interested in a wide spectrum of fields in or relating to broadcast television
since 1998. LIN says the scholarships are “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.” In January
2011, LIN Media announced the expansion of its Minority Scholarship and Training
Program to include a new two-year scholarship and internship for multicultural
students pursuing a career in digital media.
Each student will receive a two-year scholarship for up to ten thousand
dollars ($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
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 website.