2017 Information and Application
By supporting the career development of groups currently underrepresented in the broadcast industry on the Canadian Prairies, 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
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 o to enhance relationships with local communities o to broaden the potential audience and advertiser base
The Prairie stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group will make available two $2,000.00 scholarships in 2017 to students accepted into a recognized broadcast education program at a post-secondary educational institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.
Applicants must meet these criteria:
Resident of Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.
Attending or planning to attend in 2017, on a full-time basis, a post-secondary institution in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba 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.
The selection committee will award the scholarships 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
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.
Complete the application form (available HERE), attaching your essay and recommendation letters, and mail or e-mail all documents to:
Prairie Equity Scholarship Committee
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group – Medicine Hat Division
10 Boundary Road SE
Redcliff, Alberta T0J 2P0
Applications must be postmarked/e-mailed by October 6, 2017.
The applications will be reviewed by the General Managers of the stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. A personal or phone interview may be arranged. The successful applicants will be notified by November 17, 2017.
The scholarship initiative is supported by the following stations of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group:
101.5 KOOL FM, Calgary
Wild 95.3 FM, Calgary
Big West Country 92.9 FM, Drayton Valley
102.3 NOW! FM, Edmonton
Up! 99.3 FM, Edmonton
Big Country 93.1 FM, Grande Prairie
Q99 FM, Grande Prairie
Country 95.5 FM, Lethbridge
B-93.3 FM, Lethbridge
102.3 FM CJNS FM, Meadow Lake
CHAT 94.5 FM, Medicine Hat
CHAT Television, Medicine Hat
MY96 FM, Medicine Hat
Q98 FM, North Battleford
Saskatchewan Country CJNB, North Battleford
93.3 The Rock FM, North Battleford
XFM, Prince Albert
Saskatchewan Country CKBI, Prince Albert
Power 99 FM, Prince Albert
BIG 105.5 FM, Red Deer
106.7 The Drive FM, Red Deer
B-94 FM, Rocky Mountain House
QX 104 FM, Winnipeg
94-3 The Drive FM, Winnipeg