LIN Media Expands Minority Scholarship and Training Program Eligibility to Sophomores and Juniors Pursuing Degrees in Broadcast Television or Digital Media
Birmingham, Ala., February 19, 2014 – CBS42 (WIAT) announced today that its parent company, LIN Media, has expanded the eligibility for its Minority Scholarship and Training Program to both sophomores and juniors, and is now accepting applications until March 31, 2014. The Company will award one broadcast television scholarship/internship and one digital media scholarship/internship in May 2014, to commence in Summer 2014.
Each student will receive either a one-year or two-year scholarship for up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year, which can be used toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. In addition, LIN Media will provide each student with hands-on training through a paid internship program at one of its television stations or digital businesses around the country. The Minority Scholarship recipients will be assigned full-time positions at LIN Media upon graduation and successful completion of the training program.
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2014. The application and criteria for LIN Media’s Minority Scholarship and Training Program can be accessed via the Company’s website, http://www.linmedia.com/minority-scholarship/.
LIN Media’s Minority Scholarship and Training Program is an integral part of the Company’s strategy to strengthen its talent base and deepen connections within its local communities by building on the cultural diversity of its workforce. LIN Media has been awarding scholarships to ambitious students since 1998.
WIAT-CBS42 is the CBS affiliate for the Birmingham (Anniston, Tuscaloosa), Alabama market, and one of 43 LIN Media television stations in 23 U.S. markets. LIN Media is a multimedia company that operates or service the 43 television stations, plus seven digital channels, along with a diverse portfolio of websites, apps and mobile products.