Each year, the OAB awards scholarships that are offered to graduating high school students and to students enrolled in two or four year college broadcast programs. Applicants must be Oregon residents, enrolled or intending to enroll at a college or university.

Applications must include an essay explaining the student’s reasons for choosing a career in the broadcasting or related field. All successful scholarship applicants will have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. The essay should also address the following topics:

  1. Any broadcast activities in which the student has participated;
  2. What the student's first job preference after college would be;
  3. What are the student's 10-year goals;
  4. Student's financial needs for a scholarship;
  5. Information about any other scholarships received by the student, including the amounts;
  6. Any other academic honors the student has received.

For more information on our 2015-16 Scholarships
College - University Application
High School Application

Thanks to all of the students who submitted scholarship applications. The OAB Foundation awarded two $2,500 and two $3,500 in 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2012, the OAB Foundation awarded two $1,000, two $2,500 and two $3,500 scholarships.

The Oregon Association of Broadcasters Foundation is more involved in helping provide quality scholarships than ever before. The Foundation awarded three $3,500 scholarships and two $2,500 scholarships in 2013, and over the past 5 years has presented Oregon resident students with more than $64,000 in scholarships to help further their educations.

All applications should be sent to the following address:

Bill Johnstone

OAB Foundation Scholarship Committee
Oregon Association of Broadcasters
9020 S.W. Washington Square Road, Suite 140
Portland, OR 97223-4433

For more Scholarship Application information, contact the OAB office  at

2013 Scholarship Winners

Emily Kirk with Bill Johnstone

Max Milander With Dominic Monahan

Hayden Wilcox with Mrs. Julia Rumbaugh
Mother of "Bobby Dee"

Josh Worden with Bill Schonely

Emily, Hayden, Josh, and Max.
Nicole Shaddy was not present
The Oregon Association of Broadcasters
9020 SW Washington Square Road, Suite 140
Portland, OR 97223
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