Eligibility for Scholarships

The first set of scholarships is for students currently enrolled in college or graduate school:

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university within the ADI (area of dominant influence) of the television markets within the Chicago/Midwest chapter jurisdiction OR have your primary residence (home address) within the ADI of the television markets within the Chicago/Midwest chapter jurisdiction OR be a relative of a member in good standing of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Television Academy. The television markets that the Chicago/Midwest Chapter covers are: Chicago, IL; Peoria-Bloomington, IL; Rockford, IL; Green Bay-Appleton, WI; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Wausau-Rhinelander, WI; and South Bend-Elkhart, IN.
  • Will attain senior level status, in a bachelor’s degree program, as of the fall term of 2017 OR be enrolled in a graduate degree program in that term.
  • Be able to demonstrate a course of study that supports the intention to pursue a career in the television industry.

The 2nd set of scholarships is for current high school seniors preparing to attend post-secondary institutions and who are committed to careers in the television industry

Applicants must:

  • Have attained 2016/2017 senior level status in high school.
  • Be able to demonstrate a planned course of study in a college or university that supports the intention to pursue a career in the television industry.
  • Be enrolled in a high school within the ADI (area of dominant influence) of the television markets within the Chicago/Midwest chapter jurisdiction OR have your primary residence (home address) within the ADI of the television markets within the Chicago/Midwest chapter jurisdiction OR be a relative of a member in good standing of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Television Academy. The television markets that the Chicago/Midwest Chapter covers are: Chicago, IL; Peoria-Bloomington, IL; Rockford, IL; Green Bay-Appleton, WI; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; Wausau-Rhinelander, WI; and South Bend-Elkhart, IN.

Both sets of scholarships have been established by the Board of Governors to assist and encourage talented students committed to careers in the television industry—made in conjunction with some of Chicago’s television legends and institutions as principal donors.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of professional potential and commitment. Applications are reviewed by a prestigious group of television professionals. They are scored based on their essay responses, and their demonstrated commitment to the television industry (via internships, school projects, etc.). Finalists are personally interviewed. The Foundation advertises its scholarships through emails and flyers to the schools in their region.

 

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