Earlier this year, WSOC-TV, Channel 9 offered five scholarships to high school students that were interested in getting into the broadcasting career field.
The scholarships, each valued at $350, were given to five high-school students to attend a Summer Workshop held at the Carolina School of Broadcasting. Any student who was either a NC or SC high school student, who was at least 14 years of age and earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall on a 4-point grading scale in current grade level was eligible to apply. Each student was asked to submit two personal letters of recommendation and were asked to write a short essay explaining why he/she wanted to attend the Summer Workshop.
All students received the opportunity to meet with and talk with local DJ’s and on-air talent, visit a radio and television station, got “on mic” and was “on camera” along with exposure to the basics of what it takes to work at a broadcast facility.
WSOC-TV, Channel 9 plans on offering five more Summer Workshop scholarships in 2014 for high-school students who go to school in either North or South Carolina.
The students recently visited Channel 9 to discuss what their experience meant to them from receiving the scholarship.