CBAA Conference Scholarships


The CBAA is thrilled to offer two Scholarships valued at almost $1,200 each for community radio station representatives to attend the CBAA Conference 2019, from 24 - 27 October in Melbourne, Victoria. 

Scholarships provide invaluable opportunities for under-resourced stations, volunteers and staff to attend the CBAA Conference to learn, network, share knowledge and participate in discussions to which they wouldn't otherwise be exposed. 

For Hills Radio 88.9 FM's Lauren Francis, the scholarship she received in 2015 provided an introduction to the wider community radio sector and inspiration to take back to her home station:

"The CBAA scholarship that I received was beneficial to me understanding how the community radio sector works as, at the time, I was new to community radio and had no idea about what happened. I was introduced to programs like Amrap that help show producers and presenters to find Australian musicians with ease. The conference encouraged me to explore the big ideas I may have had for the station despite its smaller size. I was also encouraged by the CBAA's work in creating gender and age equality in the youth and female forums. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to attend this event, meaning the relationships and vital information I gain would not have come to be... I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to go to the conference this year. I have learnt many things and been able to meet some great people from all over the sector."


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Submissions are open to anyone who:

  • Is a board/committee member of, employed by or a volunteer of a community radio station that:
    • Holds a temporary or permanent community radio licence, or is an aspirant broadcaster
    • Is a member of the CBAA
  • Is an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Has the approval of their station to attend the Conference

Scholarships are limited to two people and applicants will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate leadership and a clear track record of successful station outcomes, along with the potential impact of Conference attendance on their station. The CBAA encourage applicants who are:

  • Under the age of 26; and/or
  • From regional, rural or remote stations; and/or
  • Represent a station that was not at the 2018 CBAA Conference

Scholarship submissions close 11:59pm AEST Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Please read the PDF iconCBAA Conference Scholarship 2019 Terms & Conditions before applying.


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