Scholarships

 

The 2019 E. Lanier (Lanny) Finch Scholarship 

 

THE HISTORY:

The Georgia Association of Broadcasters wanted to recognize the late Lanny Finch, our President Emeritus for his outstanding leadership, dedication and numerous contributions to the continued success of this  association.  Therefore, our scholarship program, benefiting both member stations and students, was  reestablished in 2005. The association honored Lanny by creating The GAB E. Lanier (Lanny) Finch Scholarship Foundation.

THE PURPOSE:

The scholarships provides financial assistance to deserving students who will carry on the tradition  of excellence in Georgia‚Äôs broadcasting industry. The purpose of the scholarship fund is multi-faceted:
To encourage a higher standard of professionalism in the broadcasting industry.
To foster a stronger relationship between higher education and the profession.
To promote a greater understanding of journalistic ethics and societal responsibility of broadcasters.
To support commitment and potential in promising future broadcasters.

THE SCHOLARSHIP:

The scholarships presented by the GAB Scholarship Foundation are in the amount of $1,500 each. Up to five scholarships may be awarded each year. Applicants must be registered as a full time student at a fully accredited college or university, a rising junior or senior studying for a degree in some aspect of the broadcasting industry and a bona fide resident of the state of Georgia. 

THE SELECTION CRITERIA:

GAB participating member stations will select the winning candidates.  No one field within the broadcasting industry will receive preferential consideration.  Allowances will be made for varying levels of experience.  Judges will consider scholastic records, extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership  potential. There will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age.

THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Obtain and complete the E. Lanier Finch Application 2019 (or a copy thereof), attaching additional sheets as necessary.  Email or mail the completed form and any supporting information no later than Friday, December 14th. 

Email completed application to: admin@gab.org with subject line “GAB Scholarship.”

Georgia Association of Broadcasters
Attention: Scholarship Committee
6 W. Druid Hills Dr. NE, Suite 330
Atlanta, GA 30329

The scholarship winners will be chosen and a formal recognition will be made during the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Luncheon on Thursday, January 24th, 2019.  

Questions May be answered by calling (770) 395-7200.

E. Lanier Finch Application 2019