Broadcast Scholarship

WQPT Scholarship

Students pursuing a career in broadcasting are invited to apply for the WQPT Broadcast scholarship.* This annual award can be applied to tuition, books and fees. WQPT will forward the scholarship funds directly to the student's educational institution.

For questions or additional information, please contact us. Interested students may download and complete the scholarship application below.


General Scholarship Criteria

Overall 2.5 GPA

Broadcast classes 3.0 GPA (not applicable to incoming college freshmen)

Be accepted to or currently enrolled at Western Illinois University in the broadcasting program

Preference given to full-time students although part-timers are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Applications will be accepted in the Spring of 2015 beginning in February 2015 for the 2015–16 academic year. (Applications for 2014–15 concluded on April 18, 2104).


America's Largest Classroom

WQPT along with PBS serves as America's largest classroom, the country's largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world that is available to everyone. Our programs help viewers in our region understand the latest front-page headlines, cutting-edge scientific discoveries, natural disasters and even the value of what's in their attics.

Research confirms that public television's programming for children builds critical skills that are essential for success in school. With the help of PBS Kids characters such as Elmo and Whyatt of Super Why!, abstract symbols transform into letters and letters into words. With the help of Curious George, Buddy of Dinosaur Train and The Cat in the Hat, children learn more than how to count; they learn the fundamentals of geology, physics and biology—opening doors of opportunity for all children, even those who can't attend pre-school.

WQPT continues to provide outstanding and engaging programming, educational opportunities and information to our viewers in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.