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WGLT Scholarship

In addition to providing a public service to the community, WGLT also gives Illinois State University students an opportunity to learn alongside professional journalists through internships and paid positions.

The WGLT Scholarship ($1,500) is awarded each year to one qualifying student. Funds must be used for educational expenses. The scholarship is made possible by the Dr. Robert & Marilyn Sutherland Endowment.

Questions? Contact WGLT Program Director Mike McCurdy.


  • Must be an undergraduate student and enrolled in academic good standing in the School of Communication at Illinois State University
  • Must be a current or former student employee or intern at WGLT
  • Must have a strong commitment to the field of broadcast journalism and demonstrated creativity, leadership and interpersonal communication skills

How to Apply

  • Complete the WGLT scholarship application
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit a one-page essay demonstrating career goals and reflecting applicant’s interest in a career in broadcast journalism or related field
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Selection committee to include several members of WGLT’s staff

The 2020 scholarship application deadline is Jan. 31, 2020.

Send all of the above materials to:

School of Communication
Campus Box 4480
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4480

Incomplete applications will not be considered.