Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Scholarships

BCA Foundation Scholarship

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation offers FOUR $1,000scholarships to BCA students in the name of Peter B. Orlik, founder andformer director of the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts.

Qualifications:
• Signed BCA Major or Minor
• GPA: BCA 3.0 and Overall 2.5
• Must be active in a BCA co-curricular activity.

Applications in the Fall semester for the next school year.

BCA Annual Scholarships

Below are BCA annual scholarships.  Applications run in the Spring semester for the next school year. Scholarship winners are announced at the BCA Awards Ceremony at the end of the Spring semester.

Application Deadline for 2022-23 Scholarships: Monday, April 4 at Noon.

• Signed major in Journalism, Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, or IPR
• Demonstrates financial need
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
• Renewable up to 3 years after initial award, but student must reapply and meet criteria.

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  • Established by Emily & Jason Dizik both ’08 BCA alums.
  • Qualifications: 
    • Signed BCA Major who demonstrates a financial need.
    • GPA: None
    • Must have your FAFSA for next year filed by April 1.
    • Preference will be given to those who demonstrate an interest in sports broadcasting. 
    • Application essay must have an interest in sports broadcasting.
  • Established by BCA Alumnus Eduardo Fernandez in memory of his parents.
  • Qualifications:
    • Signed BCA Major
    • GPA: BCA 3.0 and Overall 2.5
    • Must be active in a BCA co-curricular activity.
    • Preference will be given to a student working toward the advancement of minorities in broadcasting.
    • Application essay must have career goals that encourage diversity in the media.
  • Named in Memory of Kelly Fitzpatrick (JRN major) and Bruce Wood (BCA major) who were engaged to be married and tragically killed in a car accident shortly after graduation from CMU.
  • Qualifications:
    • Signed BCA Major
    • GPA: BCA 3.0 and Overall 2.5
    • Must be active in a BCA co-curriculars.
    • Application essay must include an outline of your career goal.
  • Available every other year (2021-2022, 2023-2024, etc.)
  • • Qualifications:

    • Signed BCA Major or Minor
    • GPA: Overall 3.20
    • Next offered to a BCA student in 2027-2028

  • Established by BCA alumni in memory of Susan Rozman Delia, BCA Alumna, the first woman Vice President of ABC & ESPN.
  • Qualifications:
    • Signed BCA Major with preference given to Junior or Senior status.
    • GPA: BCA 3.2 and Overall 3.0
    • Must demonstrate leadership ability in BCA co-curriculars.
    • Application essay must include plans for an internship and interest in pursuing an electronic media career.

  • Named in honor of BCA Alumnus Tim Roberts by the County Music Broadcasters.
  • Qualifications:
    • Signed BCA Major of Junior or Senior status
    • GPA: BCA 3.0 and Overall 2.75
    • Preference given to involvement at WMHW-FM or other radio activities.
    • Application essay must include interest in a career in radio (any format).
  • Established by BCA Alumnus Gary Lico in memory of his parents, Tom & Audrey Lico.
  • Qualifications:
    • Signed BCA Major who demonstrates a financial need.
    • GPA: None
    • Must have your FAFSA for next year filed by April 1.
    • Preference will be given to applicants with an interested in media management.
    • Application essay must include interest in media leadership.  
  • Named in memory of the late CMU Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Qualifications:
    • Signed BCA Major or Minor with preference given to Junior status.
    • GPA: BCA 3.0 and Overall 2.5
  • Available every third year (2022-2023, 2025-2026, etc.)
  • Established by Stanley and Hilda Vernon in memory of their son Jeffrey Ray Vernon.
  • Qualifications:
    • Signed BCA Major with preference given to Junior, Senior or Graduate Student status.
    • GPA: BCA 3.0 and Overall 2.8
    • Application essay must include an outline of your career goal.