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MABF Awards 2017 Scholarship Recipients

ScholarshipThe Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 Scholarship Program. Recipients were identified by the faculty representatives from each school, or by the sponsoring station, and ratified by the MAB Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships were presented during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on Wednesday, March 8 in Lansing. The MAB Foundation awarded $26,500 in scholarships this year. The following students were recipients of the 2017 Scholarships:

MAB Foundation Named Scholarships

The Carl E. Lee Scholarship
Teresa Turner, Western Michigan University

The Charles D. Fritz Scholarship
Daniel Tabaka, Henry Ford Community College

The WBKB-TV, WBKP-TV, WBUP-TV, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM & The Stephen A. Marks Foundation Scholarship
Mark Heinonen, Michigan Technological University

The WBKB-TV, WBKP-TV, WBUP-TV, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM & The Stephen A. Marks Foundation Scholarship
Samantha Carter, Northern Michigan University

The Charles D. Mefford Scholarship
Carla Heaps, Specs Howard School of Media Arts

The Gary A. Reid Scholarship
ShaDonna Crosby, Michigan State University

The James H. Quello Scholarship
Claudia Price, Michigan State University

The Leicinger Biederman Scholarship
Nick Stahl, Michigan State University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Kayde Hambaum, Central Michigan University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Stephanie Hodges, Central Michigan University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Theron Logan, Central Michigan University

The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship
Dana Whyte, Central Michigan University

The Jerry P. Colvin Scholarship
Eric Deyo, Grand Valley State University

The Alan W. Frank Scholarship
Jacob Rapanotti, Oakland University
MAB Foundation General Scholarships

Matthew McCracken, Eastern Michigan University

Megan Uhl, Spring Arbor University

Julian Morrison, Hope College

Mariah Iltis, Ferris State University

Natalie Dunn, Adrian College

Elijah Baker, Wayne State University

Kristin Welton, Lansing Community College

Station Sponsored Scholarships

WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship
Amanda Barberena, Michigan State University

Midwest Communications Broadcasting Scholarship
Kathleen Montroy, Michigan State University

Robert Race Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship
Jeffery Wachowicz, Ferris State University

Friends of Bill Burton
Hannah Vogel, Central Michigan University

High School Scholarships

Mary Lee, Royal Oak High School

Brandon Morrow, Lake Orion High School

For more information about the MAB Foundation Scholarship Program or other MAB Foundation programs please visit our website at www.mabf.org or email Jennifer Preslar at mabf@michmab.com.

MABF Scholarship Deadlines are Quickly Approaching!

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation is excited to announce 2017 scholarship opportunities that are open to Michigan students!!

All scholarships assist in tuition and fees at a Michigan college or university, with ALL applications due to the MAB Foundation by Friday, February 17, 2017. All scholarships will be awarded during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) on Wednesday, March 8 in Lansing.

Here is what is available for Michigan students:

MAB Foundation Board Scholarship
“Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship”
The MAB Foundation Board is pleased to announce a college scholarship opportunity that is open to any student NOT receiving another MAB Foundation Scholarship in 2017.

The MAB Foundation board will award one $1,000 scholarship during the GLBC in March. This opportunity is open to any Michigan college student pursuing a career in a broadcast or media related field. Applications are due February 17, 2017 and winners will be announced in March.

Click here for information and application requirements.

MAB Foundation High School Scholarships
For High School Seniors ONLY – The MAB Foundation will once again offer two $750 scholarships to Michigan High School students! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

This opportunity is open to any Michigan High School senior with plans to pursue a degree in a broadcast or media related program at a Michigan college or university. Applications are due February 17, 2017 and winners will be announced in March.

Click here for information and application requirements.

Station Sponsored Scholarship Program
Also available in 2017 for Michigan college students, is the Station Sponsored Scholarship Program, which is run through the MAB Foundation. These are one-time, $1,000 scholarships sponsored by a Michigan radio or television station and will be awarded on March 8 at the GLBC.

2017 Station Sponsored Scholarships:

  • Robert Race Broadcasting Scholarship
  • Midwest Communications Southern Michigan Broadcasting Scholarship
  • WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship

This opportunity is also open to any student NOT receiving any other MAB Foundation Scholarship in 2017. Applications are due February 17, 2017 and winners will be announced in March.

Click here for information and application requirements.

MABF Scholarship Deadlines are Quickly Approaching!

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation is excited to announce 2017 scholarship opportunities that are open to Michigan students!!

All scholarships assist in tuition and fees at a Michigan college or university, with ALL applications due to the MAB Foundation by Friday, February 17, 2017. All scholarships will be awarded during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) on Wednesday, March 8 in Lansing.

Here is what is available for Michigan students:

MAB Foundation Board Scholarship
“Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship”
For 2017, the MAB Foundation Board is pleased to announce a college scholarship opportunity that is open to any student NOT receiving another MAB Foundation Scholarship in 2017.

The MAB Foundation board will award one $1,000 scholarship during the GLBC in March. This opportunity is open to any Michigan college student pursuing a career in a broadcast or media related field. Applications are due February 17, 2017 and winners will be announced in March.

Click here for information and application requirements.

MAB Foundation High School Scholarships
For High School Seniors ONLY – The MAB Foundation will once again offer two $750 scholarships to Michigan High School students! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

This opportunity is open to any Michigan High School senior with plans to pursue a degree in a broadcast or media related program at a Michigan college or university. Applications are due February 17, 2017 and winners will be announced in March.

Click here for information and application requirements.

Station Sponsored Scholarship Program
Also available in 2017 for Michigan college students, is the Station Sponsored Scholarship Program, which is run through the MAB Foundation. These are one-time, $1,000 scholarships sponsored by a Michigan radio or television station and will be awarded on March 8 at the GLBC.

2017 Station Scholarships:

  • Robert Race Broadcasting Scholarship
  • Midwest Communications Southern Michigan Broadcasting Scholarship
  • WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship

This opportunity is also open to any student NOT receiving any other MAB Foundation Scholarship in 2017. Applications are due February 17, 2017 and winners will be announced in March.

Click here for information and application requirements.

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Hannah Vogel

hannahvogel_700Your contributions to the MABF help students realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares her experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here.

Hannah Vogel is the proud recipient of a 2016 Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship and is continuing her educational journey at Central Michigan University. Read on to learn more about Hannah and why she loves broadcasting…

Current school and expected year of graduation:
Central Michigan University, May 2018

Name of scholarship you received and year it was received:
Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship, 2016

Brief resume and educational background:

Education

  • Central Michigan University
    • Expected Graduation Date: May 2018
    • Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts major; 3.94 GPA
    • Received multiple broadcasting scholarships and awards
  • West Ottawa High School Graduate (Spring 2014)
    • West Ottawa Broadcasting Student of the Year

Relevant Experience

  • Chippewa Sports Network Production Crew (Fall 2016)
    • Various production roles for CMU athletics
    • In-arena production Director
    • Directing and crew for live broadcasts on ESPN3
  • Production Assistant for The Animal Planet (Summer 2016)
    • Worked with Build Producer on show, ‘Tree House Masters’
    • Assisted with job site logistics, getting building supplies
  • Video Production Intern for City of Holland (Summer 2016)
    • News package style event coverage
    • Improved filming and editing techniques
  • Member of Moore Hall Television (Spring 2015-current)
    • More in-depth camera and editing training
    • Writing sports news
    • Editing highlights and producing sports packages
  • Relevant Classes + Skills: Copywriting, proficient use of Adobe Premiere, Audition, and Photoshop, enthusiastic sports fan

Check out Hannah on Twitter: @Iamhannahvogel

What made you want to pursue broadcasting as a career?
I first discovered broadcasting in a broadcast journalism class during my junior year of high school. It was there that I fell in love with the whole process, the writing, producing, creating videos, all of it. It was really almost like I found my passion on accident. However, it was my first broadcast teacher, Lindsay Walcott, who made me truly want to pursue it as a career. She was the one who taught me the basics and showed me that it’s possible to have a career in something that started as a hobby for me.

What is your favorite class you have taken in school so far and why?
There are so many great classes, it’s almost impossible to choose! I would have to say my favorite has been my first Audio Production course. Honestly, it was one of the most challenging classes I’ve taken, but because of that, I learned and grew my skills so much. It’s my favorite because the challenge is the fun part; stretching your production skills with Audition and listening carefully for how to improve is great.

How has the MAB Foundation helped you in your educational journey?
The MAB Foundation has been a great resource to me as a student simply for the opportunities it provides. From scholarships to award competitions to conferences and network opportunities, the MAB Foundation has helped by offering such a variety of resources for me to grow my knowledge and professional career.

More about Hannah:
I am so glad I chose CMU because of the opportunities to discover what I’m passionate about. For me, that ended up being sports broadcasting, but I never would have found that out if I could never do radio or news first. Now, I really enjoy working with our athletic department to assist with live in-game production. It’s challenging, but it’s a challenge that I enjoy and one that I desire to improve on every game.

 

 

 

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Caleb Gordon

calebgordon_275Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares his experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here.

Caleb Gordon is the proud recipient of the Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship and is continuing his educational journey at Michigan State University. Read on to learn more about Caleb and why he loves broadcasting…

Current school and expected year of graduation:
Michigan State University, Class of 2017

Name of scholarship you received and year it was received:
Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship, 2016

Brief resume and educational background:
I graduated from Marysville High School in 2013 and then went to St. Clair Community College (SC4) for two years, where I graduated with an associates degree. I then transferred to Michigan State in 2015 and am now a senior in the Media and Information Department.

My broadcasting experience dates back to freshmen year of High School when I started hanging around Liggett Communications (WPHM, WHLS, WHLX, WSAQ, WBTI) in Port Huron as an intern. As a student at SC4, I returned to Liggett as morning talk show producer and also did various other news and engineering assignments. I also was involved with SC4’s college radio station (WSGR). Following my transfer to MSU last year, I found a new home at MacDonald Broadcasting (WILS, WXLA, WHZZ, WQHH), where I remain today, doing just about everything from news to engineering.

Check out Caleb’s LinkedIn profile here.

What made you want to pursue broadcasting as a career?
I grew up in a family where the radio was always on, so I think that really influenced my interests. Since I’m from a relatively small town, local radio was essentially the center of our community. I looked up to local Port Huron radio personalities (like Paul Miller at WPHM, who I bugged enough until he got me an internship there six years ago). I truly believe the power of audio can inform, entertain and enlighten better than any other mass media. I’m also a news and politics junkie and radio helps to feed this interest.

What is your favorite class you have taken in school so far and why?
My favorite class so far has been Dr. David McCarty’s Media Economics and Politics course at MSU. My aforementioned interest in politics is probably why I enjoyed it so much. I also like learning about FCC policy and the policy making process.

Honorable mention goes to a geology class I took at SC4, which really changed the way I look at the earth.

How has the MAB Foundation helped you in your educational journey?
I’m a two-time scholarship recipient. As a High School senior I received a competitive scholarship that helped pay for my classes at SC4. And then this spring, I received the Bill Burton scholarship which is helping pay for my classes at MSU. The MABF has made my education more affordable and my dreams of a career in broadcasting more attainable.

Furthermore, participating in the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference gave me the chance to network with others in the industry and sit in on very informational sessions.

More about Caleb:
A goal of mine is to be in a management position at a group of radio stations. I really enjoy all aspects of the business, whether it is programming, engineering, news, or the business side. A career that would incorporate all of these would be ideal. Thanks to the MAB, my education, and work experience, I believe this is attainable.

I’d like to thank everybody that I’ve crossed paths with in my educational and vocational experiences. I hope one day to have the same impact on a young broadcaster like many have had on me.

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Charlie Kadado

Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares his experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here.

charliekadado_275Charlie Kadado is the proud recipient of the MAB Foundation Broadcasting Scholarship and is continuing his educational journey at Wayne State University. Read on to learn more about Charlie and why he loves broadcasting…

Current school and expected year of graduation:
Broadcast Journalism major – Wayne State University, Detroit.
Anticipated graduation, December. 2017.

Name of scholarship you received and year it was received:
2016 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Scholarship

Brief resume and educational background:
News Intern, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) – September 2016 to Present
Reporter, Shelby TV (Shelby Charter Township) – January 2015 to Present
UNITY: Journalists for Diversity Reporting Fellow – March 2016 to September, 2016
Assignment Desk Intern, WDIV-TV (Detroit) – May 2016 to August, 2016
Contributing Writer, The South End – August. 2014 to March 2016
Online Editor, Lebanese Examiner – March 2014 to January 2016
Election Tabulator, The Detroit News – November, 2014, November, 2015

Check out Charlie’s online portfolio here.
Check out Charlie’s LinkedIn profile here.

What made you want to pursue broadcasting as a career?
I chose to pursue a broadcasting career because of my curiosity and natural passion for news. As a kid, I used to find news stories in our neighborhood, and “interview” our neighbors for imaginative newscasts. Starting at age 11, I would call local news stations when I’d see or hear a good story. I’ve just always had a strange obsession with news! So much so, I got my first police scanner when I was 14, and couldn’t stop listening. Now, I even keep one in my car in case I hear something newsworthy! It’s strange, I know, but I love it.

What is your favorite class you have taken in school so far and why?
My favorite class is Reporting on Race, Gender and Culture. I’ve enjoyed learning about the diversity challenges facing major newsrooms and the need for proper representation of viewing audiences.

How has the MAB Foundation helped you in your educational journey?
The MAB Foundation has helped me pay tuition and complete my journalism degree on time. I’m very grateful for this scholarship program, and for the generosity of the Foundation’s donors.

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Dana Whyte

Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares her experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here.

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Dana Whyte
is the proud recipient of the Peter B. Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship and is continuing her educational journey at Central Michigan University. Read on to learn more about Dana and why she loves broadcasting…

Current school and expected year of graduation:
Central Michigan University, Expected Graduation: May 2018

Name of scholarship you received and year it was received:
Peter B. Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship, Received: 2016

Brief resume and educational background:
News Intern, WJRT ABC12: June 2016-August 2016
Anchor, Reporter and Production Crew, News Central 34: January 2015-Present
Staff Reporter, Central Michigan Life: January 2016-May 2016
MMJ, MHTV’s Sports Central: September 2014-October 2015
Check out Dana’s Website here.
Check out Dana’s LinkedIn profile here.

What made you want to pursue broadcasting as a career?
I want to pursue a career in broadcasting to represent minorities and social justice issues in the media.

What is your favorite class you have taken in school so far and why?
BCA 222: Audio Production, because this class introduced me to editing on Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro which I eventually found a love for.

How has the MAB Foundation helped you in your educational journey?
The MAB Foundation has helped me in my educational journey because they have given me an easier chance to finish college with my scholarship.

More about Dana:

My ultimate career goal is to anchor/report in a top 10 television market!

Scholarship Winner Spotlight: Joshua Scramlin

scramlin_300Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares his experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here.

Joshua Scramlin is the proud recipient of the Peter B. Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship and is continuing his educational journey at Central Michigan University. Read on to learn more about Joshua and why he loves broadcasting!

Current school and expected year of graduation:
Central Michigan University, class of 2018

Name of scholarship you received and year it was received:
The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship, received in Spring 2016

Brief resume and educational background:
I am currently a junior at CMU. As program director at college station WMHW, I helmed a format change from rock to hip-hop, which was met with open arms and an immensely positive response from the surrounding population. I have worked for both iHeartMedia Detroit and CBS Radio Detroit. While working for CBS I was able to become an on-air personality at WYCD at the age of 19, which I am very proud of. WYCD is one of the premiere country stations in the U.S., so to be a part of that before the age of 20 is indescribable.

Check out Joshua’s LinkedIn profile here.

What made you want to pursue broadcasting as a career?
Detroit is an incredible radio city. There is so much incredible talent and content in that market. I grew up listening to it and knew that I wanted to be a part of the fun and give people the same feeling that radio gave me. It is your job to make people’s lives easier or better. I would love to be the person responsible for making millions of people’s days better.

What is your favorite class you have taken in school so far and why?
BCA 510, it’s a media law class that examines why the industry is the way that it is. I love the business side and legal side of the industry, so to learn about the precedents set is wonderful.

How has the MAB Foundation helped you in your educational journey?
I pay for my education solely off of scholarships and my own money. Receiving The Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship made my life much easier as I continue to put myself through higher education with my own funds. I am very serious about a career in radio and the MABF recognized that and basically said “We like what you’re doing, so here’s a little help to keep doing it.” That gave me a feeling of purpose and made me feel as though the MABF cared.

More about Joshua:
My overall life goal is to be a PD in a top twenty market. I am very confident in being able to do so thanks to CMU’s BCA program and getting experience at companies such as CBS and iHeart. Without the help of others, I can’t say I’d be as confident as I am.

Interested in Engineering? Scholarships Available Through AFCCE

afcce_300The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) has announced that it has more than $60,000 in scholarships available for college students, specifically interested in broadcast engineering or consulting engineering.

For more information on this great opportunity, visit  www.afcce.org/scholarships/.

The deadline to apply for the spring 2017 semester is October 31, 2016. $50,000 is available just for the spring 2017 semester. The application is short, but applicants are encouraged to not wait until the last minute.

Applicants with questions should email scholarships@afcce.org.

MABF Scholarship Deadline Extension

The MAB Foundation has extended the deadline for both the MABF station-sponsored scholarhips and the MAB Foundation Board Scholarship (Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship).  The application deadline for those scholarships is now Friday, March 25, 2016.

Click here for information on the MAB Foundation Board Scholarship.

You can find information here for the station-sponsored scholarship program. If you have any additional questions, please contact the MABF at (517)484-7444 or mabf@michmab.com.