The Illinois Broadcasters Foundation (IBF) recently announced it will match scholarship funds created by members of the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA). Specifically, the IBF will match up to $500 of an IBA-member station scholarship designed specifically for graduating high school seniors pursuing a major in a broadcast-related field. Students applying for the scholarship must be academically eligible and accepted by an Illinois university or community college. The IBF committed up to $100,000 for the scholarship program for the 2012-2013 academic year.
"I can’t think of a better use of IBF funds. Bottom line: we’re positively impacting the lives of tomorrow’s broadcasters," said Illinois Broadcasters Foundation Chair Russ Withers, president of Withers Broadcasting.