Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund

Website: SBG


Sinclair Broadcast Group is offering scholarships to diverse students who are pursuing careers in journalism. Sinclair has a presence in more than 60 TV and digital news markets nationwide. 

The Fund complements Sinclair’s existing widespread internship program as well as Sinclair’s long-standing relationships with numerous colleges, including historically black colleges and universities in markets where Sinclair has stations. This Fund is another way for Sinclair to invest in the future of broadcast television, by ensuring that students dedicated to careers in broadcasting can complete their educations.


• A U.S. citizen

• A college sophomore or junior (scholarships will be applied to applicant’s junior or senior year, respectively)

• A member of one of the ethnic groups listed in the application

• Attending an accredited four-year undergraduate college or university

• Studying in the areas of broadcasting, journalism, or marketing

• Carrying a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) at the time of application

Student Type
  • sophomore
  • junior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

Sinclair is excited to have the opportunity to provide students with financial assistance and look forward to reviewing completed applications by the deadline of 11:59 ET on Friday, April 26.


Complete the online application form available here:

You will need to provide the following information and materials in English:

• Contact information

• Education information

• Qualification for financial aid

• Cover letter (must explain personal background, financial need, and career goals in 300 words or less)

• Essay on a specified topic (500 words or less)

• Two (2) work samples (such as articles, video/audio clips, photos, personal website, or other relevant project)

• Resume

• Names and contact information for two References, including one teacher reference

• Unofficial College Transcript



You can start your application, save it, and come back to it later as long as you submit it by the deadline. Remember, your application is not complete until you have clicked "Submit." You will receive a confirmation email when your application is successfully submitted.

The Sinclair Broadcast Diversity Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to provide financial support to college students interested in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing. The Fund plans to award up to 10 scholarships of up to $5,000 each per year for the next ten years to students from under-represented minority groups who need financial assistance to complete their education.

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