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Help offered for future broadcaster

Published: Monday, March 5, 2012 4:31 p.m. CST

LASALLE — One area high school senior intent on pursuing a career in broadcasting or journalism will get a helping hand from LaSalle County Broadcasting Corp., Miller Group Charitable Trust and Illinois Broadcasters Foundation.

In December, IBF announced its scholarship program for the 2012-13 school term, offering member stations the opportunity to match up to $500 toward a post-secondary education in a broadcast related field for an area high school senior attending any Illinois university or college offering either a major in telecommunications or broadcast journalism, a radio/TV facility on campus, or classes geared toward those majors.

John Spencer, LCBC vice president of operations, knows this as an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a local graduating high school senior interested in a media career. As college costs continue to rise, this scholarship will provide a considerable head-start for one college-bound senior.

Second-semester high school seniors living in Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam counties may be eligible. Criteria and applications are available by searching “Scholarship” at www.993WAJK.com and can be picked up in person Monday through Friday at LaSalle County Broadcasting Corp. studios, at 1 Broadcast Lane, Oglesby, IL 61348 (across from Illinois Valley Community College).

Applications must be emailed or post-marked by no later than March 31.

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