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LIN announces scholarship program

LIN Television Corporation is sponsoring a scholarship program designed to help educate and train outstanding minority candidates who seek to enter the TV broadcast field. 

Application Deadline: March 15, 2009

LIN's hope is that the program's success will enrich the cultural diversity in the LIN station group and lead to a diverse group of managers and leaders within the company.


  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a declared major in journalism, broadcast journalism, business, or marketing at an accredited university or college.
  • Applicant must be a sophomore or have completed sufficient semester hours or similar educational units to be within two years of receiving an undergraduate bachelor's degree.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and of non-white origin.

Program Specifics

LIN agrees to:

  • Pay the following University or College expenses not to exceed $20,000 per school year:
  •   Tuition and Fees
    • Books
    • Room and Board (Dormitory and Meal Plan)
  • Provide part-time employment during school as an Intern
  • Provide post graduation employment at a LIN station:
    • 1. Competitive Salary
    • 2. Pay reasonable moving expenses required by LIN

 Successful Candidate must agree to:

  • Sign a four-year Employment Agreement that includes scholarship, internship, and post graduation employment.
    • 1. Agreement must be signed prior to scholarship payment.
    • 2. Candidate agrees to repay LIN television for all scholarship payments if Employment Agreement is breeched by Candidate.
  • Work part-time as an Intern during completion of degree program.
    • 1. Employment scheduling will be at the mutual agreement of Candidate and LIN Management.
    • 2. Employment will typically include summer months in between school semesters.
  • Work at LIN TV station to be determined by LIN Management post graduation for a minimum period of two years.

Application Procedure

Qualified applicants should access and print this form. 

Complete and return the information to:

LIN Television Corporation
Minority Scholarship & Training Program
300 Wavy Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Note: If selected as a finalist, you must provide certified copies of all high school, college and university transcripts.  You are urged to request copies now.

LIN owns and operates 29 television stations in 17 media markets in the United States. 

For more information about LIN and overviews of its TV stations, visit the company?s website at or contact:

LIN Television Corporation
Rosetta Rolan
Director of Diversity
Phone: (757) 673-5314
Fax: (757) 673-5300

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