Rhode Island Broadcasters Association

Bob Fish Memorial Scholarship

The application process is rolling and completed applications will be accepted throughout the year.

RIBA awards (10) $1,000 (One Thousand Dollar) scholarships to qualifying students each year.


  • Must be a Rhode Island resident or attending a university/college within Rhode Island
  • Cumulative GPA in good standing
  • Able to demonstrate class standing, employment and extra-curricular activities that compliment a career in TV or Radio
  • Completed or involved with an internship program within a Television or Radio station within Rhode Island that offers you college credit.

To Apply:

You must include all of the following information to be considered as a candidate for any of the RIBAscholarships: (All information must be included within your application)

  • Completed application
  • Narrative essay limited to 250 words
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • 1 letter of recommendation from the General Manager and/or internship supervisor or coordinator of the station where you intern
  • Copy of your most recent transcript

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Contact Details

Home Address

School Address

  • Describe school, business, community or other outside activities that you are involved in, past or present.
  • List all positions held as well as how much time you invested in your activities.


Submit a brief narrative describing yourself including the following points: (maximum 250 words)

  1. Your reasons for seeking a RIBA scholarship
  2. Family member, friend, colleague or educator that has influenced you in a significant way
  3. Aspects of a potential career in communications that interest you
  4. Your long range goals and aspirations
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Please indicate one academic, one personal reference and one professional reference from your present intern or employment location that RIBA may contact:

Academic Reference

Personal Reference

Professional Reference

By filling in my name below I acknowledge that the information contained herein is true and accurate and I have not in any way misrepresented any information.

All recipients of the Bob Fish Memorial Scholarship will be required to sign and submit a W-9 prior to check being released. Recipients of the Bob Fish Memorial Scholarship will be presented with the award at a scholarship breakfast.