Broadcast Education & Development Guidelines

BROADCAST EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM RULES AND GUIDELINES
(last updated July 1, 2017)

Purpose
The Broadcast Education and Development program is designed to encourage Colorado broadcasters to participate in educational opportunities that advance their skills. The overall purpose of the scholarship fund is to foster continual development of Colorado’s radio and television workforce. The CBA has established a $15,000 annual fund to assist employees of CBA member stations with continuing education, training programs, conferences and other learning opportunities.

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a fulltime employee of a Colorado radio or television station.
  • Applicant must be employed full-time at a Colorado radio or television station for at least six (6) months prior to seeking a scholarship.
  • Station of employment must be a CBA member in good standing.
  • Applicants must be Colorado residents, as defined by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
  • Application should be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of any course or event. Scholarship funds cannot be applied to previously attended events.
  • Applicant may receive no more than one (1) scholarship award, of up to $1,000.00, per CBA fiscal year.
  • Each member station is limited to a total of $3,000.00 in scholarship funds per CBA fiscal year.
  • CBA-sponsored workshops are offered as member benefits and are ineligible for BEDP assistance.
  • The CBA’s staff and Board of Directors are ineligible for this program.

Course Suitability
Applications are considered to help defray the cost of registration, tuition, and related fees for courses/events relevant to the applicants’ continuing education and advancement of his/her professional skills. Scholarship funds are not to be used for meals, lodging, or any travel-related expenses.

Examples of acceptable educational programs include undergraduate or graduate for-credit classes in broadcasting, college-level media programs, and training in related fields such as business or engineering. Preference is given to projects leading to degrees or certificates. However, workshops or conferences offered by recognized national trade and professional associations will also be considered.

Review Process and Schedule
All BEDP applications are screened by the CBA’s Scholarship Committee on a first-come, first-serve basis and granted on their ability to improve applicant’s skills and capabilities. Applications must be submitted using the application form, along with all attachments indicated therein.

This program has no single deadline. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying applicants on the basis of merit and submission priority while sufficient funding remains for the year. The Committee may earmark funds for a particular program or course of study, and may allocate funds by market size or between Radio and Television Members.

All scholarship awards are paid by check, and may be issued to the educational institution or to the station of employment. Checks cannot be made out to the applicant.

Expiration of Awarded Funds
Scholarships awarded for courses/events with no specific start date will expire ninety (90) days from the date of issuance. Scholarships awarded for courses/events occurring on a specific date or range of dates will expire thirty (30) days after the final date of the course/event. All expired scholarship dollars are returned to the CBA Scholarship Fund. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm that his/her award is utilized appropriately prior to expiration.

*The CBA fiscal year runs July 1st – June 30th.

Educational Background

include major

Activities

optional

Recognition

optional

Station of Employment

Applicant must be employed full-time at a Colorado radio or television station for at least six (6) months prior to seeking a scholarship.

Employment Record

include internships

Amount Sought and Required Attachments

Do NOT include airfare, lodging, meals or any travel related expenses.
If your employer is contributing, please show amount.
If you are contributing, please show amount.
Total amount sought from CBA, minus other contributions, if any.

Before submitting this application, please include:

1. Description of the course/event for which scholarship is being sought.
2. Documentation of the course/event’s cost (screen shots are acceptable).
3. Brief statement of why the course/event is a benefit to your qualifications/career goals.
4. Any special circumstances bearing on this application.

Descriptions, documentation, statements and any additional information maybe attached or linked below. A link or attachment will suffice, you do not need to submit both.

File upload (PDF preferred)...
...or URL to couse description
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...or URL to course/event cost
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The CBA may request additional information in order to make a final determination.

Certification

The applicant"s manager will be contacted to verify this application. If you are the station manager, enter your information.

Signature

This form is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the CBA may choose to decline my application for any reason and that, in that event, I’m free to try again for a future educational opportunity. If approved, I understand that I am responsible for providing accurate remittance information and must wait until the new fiscal year (on or after next July 1st) before I can apply for another BEDP scholarship from the CBA. I hereby grant to the Colorado Broadcasters Association the right and permission to use in perpetuity, my name, likeness, image, biographical information, and statements, in any manner and in any media, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the Colorado Broadcasters Association products, programs, and services, without review, permission, or compensation of any amount or kind whatsoever.
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