Educational Support Grants

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation is suspending the 2020 Educational Support Grants. This decision is necessary due to the impact of COVID-19 on the WBA Foundation funds that are used to support these annual grants.

It is our hope the Foundation will be in a position to offer the grants in 2021. We will certainly keep you informed.

We appreciate your understanding during this unusual and challenging time in our lives.

Thank you for your support of the WBA, WBA Foundation and the WBA Education Committee.

The Educational Support Grant Program was created by the WBA Foundation in 2000 to award up to $10,000 annually to assist non-profit college and technical school broadcast education programs in acquiring equipment, hardware, software and/or other teaching materials that are necessary to conduct broadcast education programs and promote careers in broadcasting. Due to the program’s excellent response, in the last 18 years, the Foundation Board has approved $189,639 in Educational Support Grants.

Educational Support Grants Total $9,977 in 2018

The WBA Foundation has awarded six grants totaling $9,977 under its Educational Support Grants Program for 2018. The following grants were approved by the Foundation Board at the WBA/WBA Foundation Joint Board Meeting in June:

  • UW-Green Bay ($1,901)
  • UW-Madison ($900)
  • UW-Milwaukee ($2,268)
  • UW-Oshkosh ($2,000)
  • UW-Parkside ($408)
  • UW-River Falls ($2,500)

Below are Guidelines for the 2018 Educational Support Grant Program:

WBA Foundation Educational Support Grant Program

Grant Pool: Up To $10,000 Annually

Number of Grants: Variable within the $10,000 limit

Grant restrictions: Grants can be used for equipment, hardware, software or other materials used in teaching in broadcast education programs and/or to promote careers in broadcasting. The support equipment or materials acquired can be used in either the classroom or in broadcast facilities. No part of any grant can be used to fund financial support for faculty or support staff.

Matching & Other Participation Requirements: There are no requirements for matching funds under the program, however, the presence of matching funding or the integration of grant monies in a larger spending program will be taken into account by the WBA Foundation.

Consideration to the WBA Foundation: A regular annual report for a period of at least two years to the WBA Foundation Board regarding the progress of students for two years after they leave the grantee’s program is requested. Appropriate recognition, in an ongoing fashion, of the WBA Foundation grant is requested and grant applications should include a statement indicating how this will be accomplished.