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:

Thanks to all of the students who submitted scholarship applications. The OAB Foundation awarded two $2,500 and three $3,500 in 2014, and since 2004 has awarded more than $117,500 to Oregon resident students 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 SW Washington Square Rd, Suite 140
Portland, OR 97223-4433

For more Scholarship Application information, contact the OAB office  at

2014 Scholarship Winners

Alan Miller with his father Dave Miller

Junnelle Hogan received the Bobby Dee Memorial Scholarship from Terry Cowan

Amy Edison received the Judith Elizabeth Monahan Memorial Scholarship from Melissa Eckert (Mrs. Monahan's daughter)

Jacob Larsen received the Bill Schonely Broadcast Scholarship from Bill Schonley. His grandparents, Dan & Sharon Larsen, were present to accept the scholarship

Nicole Shaddy also received a scholarship but her classes at the University of Missouri had already started so she was not present at the conference
The Oregon Association of Broadcasters
9020 SW Washington Square Road, Suite 140
Portland, OR 97223
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