Opportunities

Scholarships in Broadcast Journalism

WRKF offers scholarships to college students. The scholarships have been created by donors to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Scholarships are primarily awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and good citizenship.

The WRKF scholarship was created to promote the study of broadcast journalism at LSU and Southern University. The scholarship award is to be used toward the following, in order of priority:

  1. tuition and fees
  2. room and board
  3. books and supplies
  4. commuting expenses.

The recipients are to be selected by an independent selection and review committee.

To apply for the scholarship, please review the guidelines, determine your eligibility, and submit the scholarship application and supporting materials. The foundation staff will review all of the applications, schedule any necessary interviews, and submit materials to the foundation board for review and final decision.

For more information including scholarship amounts and application deadlines visit BRAF.org.

To make a donation to the scholarship fund, contact the Baton Rouge Area Foundation at 225-387-6126 or 877-387-6126.


About WRKF
89.3 WRKF is public radio for Baton Rouge. As the capital city's independent nonprofit NPR affiliate, WRKF has informed and entertained the community since 1980. WRKF does this with support from underwriters and supporter donors who value original coverage of Louisiana news and politics and national and international news coverage from NPR news. WRKF's programming includes news/talk with a diverse mix of music and cultural programming like “American Routes” with Nick Spitzer, theater of the mind programs like “This American Life” with Ira Glass, and variety programs like “Wait, Wait, Don't Me” with Peter Sagal. WRKF brings the BBC World Service to Baton Rouge listeners every night. WRKF streams live on the web at wrkf.org and through the WRKF app available for both Apple and Android devices.


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