RAB, BMI Accepting Applications For Minority Scholarship Program
February 14, 2007 at 1:52 PM (PT)
The RAB and performing rights organization BMI are continuing their program this year to provide scholarships to minorities in radio advertising sales. Called "RAB/BMI FastStart to Radio Sales Success," the program will select 25 minority students for $1,200 scholarships to attend the GARY FRIES RAB RADIO TRAINING ACADEMY in DALLAS or the ACADEMY OFF-CAMPUS EXTENSION PROGRAM this year.
"It gives us much pleasure to partner with RAB in supporting the radio industry through this program," said BMI Sr. VP/Licensing MIKE O'NEILL. "We believe it's important to provide sales executives with the training to help them succeed in this competitive business. Encouraging diversity in the radio industry benefits all of us by helping us better understand the needs of our customers and adapt to a changing marketplace."
RAB Exec. VP/Member Services MIKE MAHONE said, "BMI’s steadfast support of the FastStart Minority Scholarship program strengthens radio's commitment to diversity. It also reinforces the important role that training can play to achieving sales success. We are grateful to BMI for sponsoring this very worthy and valuable scholarship."
Interested students will find the application forms and the schedule of classes, dates, and locations at www.RAB.com. The application deadline is MARCH 30. For information on any of the RAB Training Academy programs, call (972) 753-6756.