WKU broadcasting scholarship named in honor of longtime Bowling Green radio personality
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Two area students have been awarded a new scholarship created to honor the memory and community service of a Bowling Green radio personality.
Steve Meredith worked as a broadcaster for more than 20 years and was also a founder of the Stuff the Bus Foundation. He played a critical role in the organization’s growth as a nonprofit organization that now allocates thousands of dollars each year to area kids, teachers, and schools.
The Steve Meredith Stuff the Bus Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship will be awarded this year to Sophia South of Alvaton and Katherine Brooks of Russellville.
“The College Heights Foundation was able to go through and find broadcasting students who were meeting that TV and radio production criteria. So we select those students for this year so we could go ahead and award those two $500 scholarships for 2021. But beginning in 2022 students will actually be able to apply directly for this scholarship through our website and through the WKU College Heights Foundation,” said Tony Rose, Stuff the Bus.
In a press release, Travis Norton, Stuff the Bus Foundation board member, said “Steve had a passion for broadcasting and left a lasting legacy in the field. He also had a passion to give back to others and serve his community. We are honored to keep his passions alive through this scholarship.
“It is a great way to remember his legacy having a scholarship with his name on it. To future broadcasters out there hopefully, when they apply for it they will type his name into Google or a search engine and read about some of the great work he left behind in his over 2 decades of broadcasting,” Rose added.
Meredith was most recently an on-air personality at D93 WDNS-FM before his passing in April 2021.
Future applications for the Steve Meredith Stuff the Bus Memorial Scholarship can be found here. The scholarship is funded by a joint partnership with Daily News Broadcasting and through direct donations to the Stuff the Bus Foundation’s partnership with the WKU College Heights Foundation.
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