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Lin Media Minority Scholarship and Training Program


LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of websites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.


LIN Media’s highly-rated television stations deliver important local news and community stories along with top-rated sports and entertainment programming to 10.5% of U.S. television homes.  The Company’s digital media operations focus on emerging media and interactive technologies that deliver performance-driven digital marketing solutions to some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands.  LIN Media is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “LIN”.


Our company values the experiences and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings to our daily operations. Established in 1998, LIN Media’s Minority Scholarship & Training Program awards one-year and two-year scholarships and internships to ambitious multicultural students who are planning a career in broadcast television and digital media.   By encouraging students to pursue their goals in multiplatform broadcasting, LIN Media is promoting diversity in the workplace and helping to ensure the dynamic future of local media.


Two scholarships are awarded each year – one for an individual focused on a career in broadcast television, and one for an individual focused on a career in digital media.



  • Applicant must have completed sufficient semester hours or similar educational units to be classified by his/her college or university as a sophomore or junior.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a declared major in broadcast journalism, digital multimedia, mass/speech/digital communication, television production, or marketing, at an accredited university or college within the United States.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, or have permanent resident status; and be of non-white origin.


Program Specifics

LIN Media agrees to:

  • Pay the following University or College expenses not to exceed $10,000 per school year:
    1. Tuition and Fees
    2. Books
    3. Room and Board (Dormitory and Meal Plan)
  • Provide part-time employment during school as an Intern
  • Provide the opportunity for full-time post graduation employment at a LIN Media television station or digital business:
  1. Competitive Salary
  2. Pay reasonable moving expenses if a relocation is required


Successful Candidate must agree to:

  • Sign a two-year (juniors) or four-year (sophomores) agreement that includes scholarship, internship, and post graduation employment.
  1. Agreement must be signed prior to scholarship payment.
  2. Candidate agrees to repay LIN Media for all scholarship payments if their Employment Agreement is breached by the Candidate.
  • Work as an Intern during completion of degree program.
  1. Employment scheduling will be at the mutual agreement of Candidate and LIN Media’s Management.
  2. Employment will typically include summer months in between school semesters.
  • Post-graduation:  employment with a LIN Media television station or digital business, to be determined by LIN Media’s Management, for a minimum period of one (junior) or two (sophomore) years.


Application Procedure:




Qualified applicants should complete and email the application to:


LIN Media

Minority Scholarship & Training Program

Subject Line: Minority Scholarship


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.


For more information about LIN Media, visit the company’s website at or contact Human Resources at 317-296-3109.


Posted on February 24, 2014 by .
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