2023 Scholarship

OAB Kids Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2024 OAB Kids Scholarship will open in January.


Ohio broadcasters have a rich heritage. While the media landscape has experienced tremendous change, we strongly believe that local radio and television stations will continue to play a critical role in informing, warning and entertaining their listeners and viewers. The OAB wants to invest in the next generation of broadcasters.

The OAB Kids Scholarship will be the only scholarship awarded in 2023. The OAB and the Ohio Broadcasters Foundation are evaluating other scholarships as part of an overall review of programs to best support students and others interested in a career in broadcasting.

OAB Kids Scholarship

The OAB Kids Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior planning to attend college the following year, whose parent is employed by an OAB member station. More than $35,000 has been awarded since the OAB Kids Scholarship was established in 2004.

This scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500. Recipients are not precluded from applying for other scholarships through the Ohio Broadcasters Scholarship Program, provided they meet relevant eligibility requirements.

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship recipient,
Evan Wildenmann!

Past Recipients

Anna Miller, 2022
Trinity Robinson, 2021
Taylor Glover, 2020
Samantha Rost, 2020
Lainie Simons, 2019
Molly Slavey, 2018
Emily Coller, 2017
Grant Tasseff, 2017
• Lillian Schmitz, 2016
• Natalie Tasseff, 2015
• Amber Lilly, 2014
• Victoria Eder, 2013
• Hannah Hart, 2012
• Maxwell Hart, 2012
• Maria Rizzo, 2011

About the Ohio Broadcasters Foundation

The Ohio Broadcasters Foundation is the educational foundation affiliated with the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, the not-for-profit trade association of radio and television stations in Ohio. The foundation aims to provide scholarships to students and professionals interested in advancing their careers in broadcasting.