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Alberta Equity Scholarship Program

Purpose

By supporting the career development of groups currently underrepresented in the Alberta broadcast industry, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group believes it can improve the industry in a number of ways.

By removing barriers to employment for underrepresented groups

o Aboriginal Peoples

o Persons with disabilities

o Members of visible minorities

o Women

By accessing a currently untapped pool of potentially talented employees

By encouraging the employment of people with diverse viewpoints and backgrounds

By using those diverse backgrounds and viewpoints

- to enhance relationships with local communities

- to broaden the potential audience and advertiser base

The Scholarship

The Alberta stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group will make available one $2500.00 scholarship in 2014 to a student accepted into a recognized broadcast education program at an Alberta post-secondary educational institution.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet these criteria:

- Resident of the province of Alberta

- Attending or planning to attend, on a full-time basis, a post-secondary institution in the Province of Alberta in a recognized Broadcast program. (Though applicants may apply prior to enrollment, proof of enrollment will be required before payment is finalized.)

- Signature of head of institution’s Broadcast Department or of high school Counselor or Principal certifying that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will award the scholarship based on the following criteria.

- Preference will be given to members of groups currently underrepresented in the broadcast industry.

o Aboriginal Peoples

o Persons with disabilities

o Members of visible minorities

o Women

- The submission of a short essay. This essay will be evaluated on the clarity and content of how the applicant addresses the following:

o Applicability of the philosophy of this scholarship to the applicant’s personal situation (i.e., membership in one of the underrepresented groups).

o The applicant’s commitment to broadcasting

o The applicant’s community involvement and activity

- Two personal references.

Application Procedure

Complete the application form, attaching your essay and recommendation letters, and mail or e-mail all documents to:

Alberta Equity Scholarship Committee

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group – Medicine Hat Division

10 Boundary Road SE

Redcliff, Alberta

T0J 2P0

dsherwood@jpbg.ca

Applications must be postmarked/e-mailed by October 11, 2014.

The applications will be reviewed by the General Managers of the stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Alberta. A personal or phone interview may be arranged.

The successful applicant will be notified by November 15, 2014.

2014AlbertaEquityScholarshipsInfoApplication.pdf
 
 
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