Eugene Area Radio Stations – EARS – a non-profit trade association comprised of all Eugene area radio stations recently awarded $10,500 in scholarships to student volunteers on school radio stations in Oregon. Its goal is to support students pursuing a radio career through post-secondary education.
Students were selected by EARS to receive 2019 scholarships, because of the student’s strong academic qualifications, current/past work at student run radio stations, community service, and their declared interests in a professional radio career.
The EARS scholarship program selects one graduating high school student and one college level student, each to receive a $3,000 scholarship. Because of the strong field of applicants, EARS also selected three (3) additional candidates to receive $1,500 scholarships.
Two of the 5 scholarship recipients were in the KRVM Student Broadcast program and graduated from Sheldon High School:
$3,000 High School Graduate Scholarship: Calvin Roome is a freshman at the University of Oregon this Fall, majoring in Business and Communications with a focus on radio station ownership. In addition to participating in the KRVM student broadcast program, Calvin worked on his own time at the station, demonstrating a strong desire to learn every facet in radio station operation. Roome graduated from Sheldon with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. He volunteers at the Sheldon Oak Senior House and in support of the community’s homeless.
$1,500 Scholarship: Cameron Sizemore is a freshman this Fall at Oregon State University. He is seeking degrees in media and medicine with a desire to use radio and internet audio to educate audiences about health and well-being. During his three years at KRVM radio, Sizemore had really found his voice in radio. Sizemore is active in local Cystic Fibrosis volunteer efforts and other programs for kids with disabilities.