KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney junior Jon Willis is among five college students from across the state who were awarded scholarships from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation (NBAF).
The NBAF announced a total of $23,500 in scholarships for students from Nebraska universities who plan to work in broadcasting after graduation.
A sports communication major from Omaha, Willis is sports director for the campus radio station, KLPR 91.1 FM, and he writes for The Antelope student newspaper. He also works for KRVN/Rural Radio Network.
“The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation is honored to support and award these scholarships. We congratulate these students for their hard work and dedication to this exciting field. The future is bright for broadcasters,” said NBA Board Chairperson Shannon Booth, vice president/general manager of the Gray Media Group television stations in Lincoln, Hastings and North Platte.
The NBAF offers scholarships to assist students enrolled in radio and/or television broadcasting or broadcast journalism educational programs at designated higher education institutions in Nebraska. Qualified applications are reviewed by a panel of NBA board members.
More than $350,000 in college scholarships have been awarded by the NBA and NBAF since 1977.