For Immediate Release
Contact: Lee Newton
Applications Now Being Accepted for the
2012 CPTV 50th Anniversary Scholarship Award
HARTFORD, Conn. (November 20, 2012) – As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will present a 2012 scholarship award valued at $1,500 to a Connecticut resident who is looking to pursue a career in the field of broadcasting.
Completed applications for the award are now being accepted, and must be submitted to CPTV by Sunday, December 30. In order to be considered an eligible candidate, an applicant must a Connecticut resident who is currently attending – or planning to attend – any university, college, two-year community college, or technical school with a concentration in broadcasting. The scholarship will be awarded based on the candidate’s grades, volunteer service, extracurricular activities, adult recommendations, and a 300-word essay explaining how the candidate’s planned studies will aid his or her pursuit of a broadcasting career.
Visit CPTV’s website at www.cptv.org
for application information or for more about CPTV’s ongoing celebration of its 50 years on the air.
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 260,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live.
CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. For more information, visit cptv.org