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Robert Race Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship

Robert Race Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship

One $1,000 Scholarship Awarded

Robert Race's career in broadcasting spanned over 40 years. Race was with WBKB-TV as producer-director when the station went on the air in 1975. He worked at three other stations during his career, KDUB in Dubuque, Iowa, WMUR in Manchester as a director, and WGVU in Grand Rapids as producer/director adjunct professor. However, he was devoted to WBKB-TV and spent the last 20 years of his career there as Creative Services Manager, teacher of broadcast media classes, mentor, and the "voice of the station".

A scholarship given in his name was established by his longtime friend and station owner Stephen Marks. This scholarship will be awarded to an individual whose desire it is to enter into television production.

Scholarship applications are due at 5:00 pm EST on January 13, 2023

Applicants must have at least one semester of schooling remaining at their respective institution (no graduating seniors). Those applying should have an interest in television production and be enrolled at a Michigan college, university, or trade school.

Application includes:

  1. Resume
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Student ID number
  4. Up to 500 word essay outlining career goals
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