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2018 Radio Show Student Scholars Program


Get a head start on your career in radio! Back by popular demand, the Student Scholars Program offers college undergraduate and graduate students registration scholarships to attend the RAB and NAB 2018 Radio Show in Orlando, September 25-28. The Radio Show is a premiere conference where the entire radio industry comes together to network and learn.


Thanks to the support of radio groups and associate businesses, students will attend the conference orientation and VIP group exec session on Tuesday, NABEF/BEA Career Fair on Thursday, special “mentor match-up” sessions, and a series of special networking events, entertainment and educational content geared towards students throughout the conference. In addition, students will be able to participate in the conference’s management, programming, sales, marketing, advertising, research, legal, technology and young professionals’ sessions.



The Program

Students selected to the Radio Show Student Scholars Program will receive:

  • Complimentary Radio Show registration. The scholarship covers the cost of registration only; travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the student receiving the scholarship.
  • Invitations to pre-conference activities including the Radio Show Scholars Orientation and several exclusive events produced for the Scholars.
  • Mentoring opportunities at the conference. 
  • Access to educational sessions, networking opportunities, and special events such as the Radio Show Kick-Off Party, Radio Show Luncheon, Marketplace Mixer, Advertiser Breakfast, Lunch in the Marketplace, along with some great entertainment at the conference.
  • Announcement and promotion of the Radio Show Scholars will take place before, during and after the conference, providing exposure for the scholars selected.



April 15, 2018

Submission site opens. Application materials sent to students and faculty.

April 15 - September 10, 2018 Scholarship application window.  
Note: The submission site will close early if all scholarships have been awarded before September 10.

May 10, 2018

Rolling acceptance window begins with priority given to students applying BEFORE JUNE 30.  BEA will start notifying accepted scholars on a rolling submission basis, with preference given to early applicants and returning scholars. Selected Student Scholars must notify BEA of their attendance within ONE WEEK of notification of acceptance.

September 25-28

Radio Show participation (with the Career Fair and other pre-conference activities taking place on Tuesday, September 25)



• Applicants must be full-time graduate student or students entering junior or senior year at a BEA member college/university in the U.S.
• Minimum GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0
• Completed Radio Show Scholar Application
• Email of endorsement from faculty member or advisor
• Resume
• :30-:60 Promotional video/audio: please tell us a little about yourself and why you want to be in radio. (optional)


Thanks to the radio broadcasting partners underwriting the Radio Show Student Scholars program:


Alpha Beasley Bonneville Cherry Creek Media
Commonwealth Connoisseur Cox Media Cromwell Group
Emmis Communications Entercom Forcht Broadcasting Hall Communications
Hubbard Radio iHeartMedia Katz Radio Mid-State Multimedia
Neuhoff Nielsen Renda Broadcasting Salem Communications
Scripps StateNets Media Solutions Times Shamrock Triton
United States Traffic Network United Stations Univision Westwood One