High School Transition

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Global Television Internship Award for a Canadian with a Physical Disability

This annual program, which was started in 1993, provides a $15,000 award-internship to a Canadian student who has a mobility impairment. The award covers all tuition fees, book costs and associated fees for one full year of a radio and television arts program or journalism program at a recognized university, college or polytechnical institute. The award includes a three or four month internship at the Global Television Network station in Don Mills, Ontario, and moving expenses associated with the internship for the summer. In addition, Global Television will arrange and pay for the winner to attend the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) convention’s closing awards dinner in November to accept the award.

Eligibility criteria for this award are as follows: Canadian citizen, a physical disability, secondary school graduate with a grade average suitable for admission to radio and television arts or journalism programs at recognized post-secondary schools in Canada (transcripts are required), and good English language communications skills. The award-internship has the following guidelines: the tuition fees will be paid directly to the educational institution; textbook and supply costs will be paid to the award winner upon submission of receipts; applicants will indicate whether or not they will be able to relocate to the Toronto area for the summer internship portion of the award; Global television will design the internship based on the needs of the successful applicant and those of the station.

Applications should include the following: completed application form, copy of transcript of marks to date, one page written statement outlining applicant’s interest in broadcasting career goals, three letters of reference (for example: teachers, employers, colleagues), and a letter from a medical doctor describing the type and extent of the applicant’s disability. All materials are to be mailed directly to Global. The deadline for applications is May 31. For further information and application forms contact:

Global Television Network
Broadcasters of the Future Awards
81 Barber Greene Road
Toronto, Ontario, M3C 2A2
Toll-free: 1 (800) 387-8001
Web site: www.globaltv.com