Four scholarships of $2,500 each are available to students who are currently majoring in broadcasting or communications at a college or university in Kentucky. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process which includes academic achievement, the recommendation of a faculty member, and extracurricular activities. Since the scholarship awards are renewable for a second year provided recipients continue to meet specified criteria, priority consideration will be given to students who are rising juniors.

The scholarship is named in honor of Harry Barfield, the late chairman of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and manager of WLEX-TV in Lexington.


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Please upload a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, advisor or professor.

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In 500 words or less, please upload an essay that addresses the following four questions:

  1. How would you like to change the face of broadcasting in your generation?
  2. Who is your broadcast hero, past or present, and why?
  3. What role do you think broadcasting will play in everyday life 10 years from now?
  4. What function do you think local media plays in the future of broadcasting?

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