Sinclair Broadcast Group, based in Hunt Valley, Md, established a $500,000 scholarship fund to help minority students finance their undergraduate studies related to broadcasting or journalism, reports TV NewsCheck.

The report also stated, in part:

““This fund complements our existing widespread internship program,” said Don Thompson, Sinclair SVP of human resources. “We have long-standing relationships with numerous colleges, including historically black colleges and universities in markets where we have stations. These relationships are a great source f or talent, and many student interns become full-time employees. This scholarship fund is another w ay for us to invest in the future of broadcast television, by ensuring that students dedicated to careers in broadcasting can complete their educations.”

“Sinclair’s goal is to distribute up to $50,000 per year in grants of up to $5,000 each. The fund is open to minority students enrolled at an accredited four-year college and who have a demonstrated financial need. Additional qualifications will be set forth in the scholarship application, which will be available this spring on the Sinclair website ( The first grants will be awarded by the summer of 2016, applicable toward fall 2016 tuition.”

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