The 2018 E. Lanier (Lanny) Finch Scholarship 


The Georgia Association of Broadcasters wanted to recognize the late Lanny Finch, our President Emeritus for his outstanding leadership, dedication and numerous contributions to the continued success of this  association.  Therefore, our scholarship program, benefiting both member stations and students, was  reestablished in 2005. The association honored Lanny by creating The GAB E. Lanier (Lanny) Finch Scholarship Foundation.


The scholarships provides financial assistance to deserving students who will carry on the tradition  of excellence in Georgia’s broadcasting industry. The purpose of the scholarship fund is multi-faceted:
To encourage a higher standard of professionalism in the broadcasting industry.
To foster a stronger relationship between higher education and the profession.
To promote a greater understanding of journalistic ethics and societal responsibility of broadcasters.
To support commitment and potential in promising future broadcasters.


The scholarships presented by the GAB Scholarship Foundation are in the amount of $1,500 each. Up to five scholarships may be awarded each year. Applicants must be registered as a full time student at a fully accredited college or university, a rising junior or senior studying for a degree in some aspect of the broadcasting industry and a bona fide resident of the state of Georgia.


GAB participating member stations will select the winning candidates.  No one field within the broadcasting industry will receive preferential consideration.  Allowances will be made for varying levels of experience.  Judges will consider scholastic records, extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership  potential. There will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age.


Obtain and complete the scholarship application (or a copy thereof), attaching additional sheets as necessary.  Email or mail the completed form and any supporting information no later than Friday, December 14th.

Email completed application to: with subject line “GAB Scholarship.”

Scholarship Application 2018

**You must download the scholarship application (above) and then type in the interactive PDF.**

Georgia Association of Broadcasters
Attention: Scholarship Committee
6 W. Druid Hills Dr. NE, Suite 330
Atlanta, GA 30329

The scholarship winners will be chosen and a formal recognition will be made during the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Luncheon on Thursday, January 24th, 2019.  

Questions May be answered by calling (770) 395-7200.