Sinclair Opens 2018 Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Application
HUNT VALLEY, Md., Feb. 8, 2018 — Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) is proud to once again open its Broadcast Diversity Scholarship for applications.
In 2015, Sinclair Broadcast Group established a $500,000 Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund. Since then, the fund has distributed over $70,000 in financial assistance to students demonstrating a promising future in the broadcast industry.
The Diversity Scholarship Fund complements Sinclair’s robust internship program by defraying the cost of tuition for undergraduate programs in broadcast journalism and marketing. Past recipients include those active in their campus television stations, local associations of broadcast journalists and community charities. Broadcast Diversity Fund Scholars have gone on to pursue careers in the field and even joined Sinclair.
“As the nation’s largest broadcaster, it is our responsibility to help ensure the future of the industry,” SVP of Human Resources, Don Thompson said. “This scholarship demonstrates our commitment to investing in the students who will contribute to the broadcasting industry for years to come.”
The scholarship is open to minority students who are current sophomores or juniors at an accredited four-year university. The application will be open through April of 2018, and winners will be notified during their spring semester. Additional qualifications and instructions on how to apply can be found on Sinclair’s company website: http://sbgi.net/scholarship/. Students are able to apply for up to $5,000 based on their financial need.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Pro forma for the Tribune acquisition (before any related divestitures), the Company will own, operate and/or provide services to 233 television stations in 108 markets. The Company has multiple emerging networks as well as stations affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and a producer of live sports content. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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