The SCBA Educational Foundation, established in 1982, provides grants, scholarships and endowments for colleges, technical colleges and universities in the state that offer broadcast training. The Foundation established an endowment in 2004 with a one million dollar target and in 2008 reached that goal. Now the scholarship program will continue in perpetuity. Traditionally, the Foundation funds approximately $35,000 in scholarships and grants each year to state broadcast education programs.
REQUEST FOR GRANT
Each Spring, the SCBA
Educational Foundation accepts proposals for funding from colleges
and universities in our state which offer broadcast or communications
training. The Foundation accepts proposals for grants, endowments,
or scholarships. Please note, funding is not provided for capital
items, and scholarship requests receive the highest consideration.
Funds are distributed between January 1 and December 31 of the following
If you are interested in submitting
a request for funding, please submit a formal proposal that specifically
outlines your request. Listed below are a few guidelines to follow
when preparing your proposal. In most cases, two or three pages
are sufficient for your proposal but feel free to submit as many
pages as necessary.
I. Grant Request- amount being requested
II. Purpose of Grant-how funds will be used
III. Rationale for Request-why funds are needed
IV. Administration of Grant-how will available funds be publicized
to students and how will they be administered
V. Program Information-specific information on your broadcast or
communications program including what careers it prepares students
for, degrees offered, etc. Please provide statistics on the number of students hired in broadcast inside and outside the state upon graduation.
VI. Contact Information-who is submitting the proposal
VII. Collateral Materials-additional materials that you feel necessary
to support any of the above
Proposals must be submitted
no later than August 15. Please send 12 copies of your proposal
to: SCBA Educational Foundation, One Harbison Way, Suite 112, Columbia,
The SCBA Educational Foundation Board will meet in September to review
proposals, and those schools approved for funding will be notified
in writing no later than October 31.
For the scholarship funds
at the University of
South Carolina, the Foundation takes a personal interest by
selecting the SCBA scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded
as follows: one sophomore, two junior and two senior at $2,500 each.
Application materials are sent to broadcast professors at the School
of Journalism. The application deadline is March 31 and scholarship
recipients are notified in mid-April.