Scholarship for Broadcasting Students: $1,000 from NJ 101.5

On November 19, 2002, Erik Van Ness lost his long battle with cystic fibrosis. With Erik’s passing, the radio industry has lost one of the most creative people to ever occupy a production studio.

In memory of Erik, Townsquare Media Trenton – NJ 101.5 (WKXW-FM) and 94.5 PST (WPST-FM) are proud to present this memorial scholarship in hopes of fostering the kind of creativity and passion he has inspired.

The scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to a New Jersey resident enrolled in an accredited college or university majoring in audio-visual production or related courses.

Related courses include Broadcast Journalism, Audio Production, and Film/Video Production. Eligibility is at the sole discretion of the judges.

Entries will be judged on overall creativity, originality, production values ​​and listener impact.

The deadline for submitting application forms and supporting documents is December 1, 2022. A panel of broadcasters will review all applications. The most qualified candidate will be informed in early December of their award.

To apply, students must complete this application (downloadable PDF).

In addition to the application, applicants must submit the following:

1. A brief statement explaining their interest in broadcasting, how they expect to develop this interest, and the experience they have had so far in this field in high school, college, or professionally.

2. A brief biography.

3. A letter of recommendation from someone qualified to judge their performance and/or suitability for a career in broadcasting.

4. A short note from their instructor or advisor assessing their overall academic ability.

5. A representative sample (via thumb drive/USB drive, video, link, mp3 or written attachment) of their fieldwork for evaluation by the judges.

Completed application documents can be submitted by mail or e-mail:

Send application forms to:
Townsquare Media – NJ 101.5
Attention: Annette Petriccione – Director of Information
109 Walters Ave.
Ewing, New Jersey 08638

Or email application forms to:
[email protected]

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