The Karen Onstad Outstanding Student Scholarship Award

The Board of Directors is pleased to share with you the application form for the Karen Onstad Outstanding Student Scholarship named after the founder of the Sacramento Chapter of The Alliance for Women in Media.

In radio advertising sales since 1975 Karen Onstad has held numerous positions at several radio stations both in Sacramento and in Austin. Along with many training seminars and awards for sales excellence she is the founder of the Sacramento Chapter of AWRT. Throughout her years as an account executive she has maintained an involvement in many nonprofit organizations. This network has included The Sacramento Advertising Club and the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. Most of her volunteer work has been within the arts community. Just to name a few, Karen is a founding member of the Sacramento Chapter of the Business Volunteers for the Arts and is a past president of the Arts and Business Council. She is also one of the first appointees to the City/County Metropolitan Arts Commission. Karen continues to work as the Senior Account Executive at Clear Channel Sacramento.

We encourage any college students and high school seniors who are currently majoring in broadcasting or communications at a greater Sacramento area school to apply for this scholarship.

Your application is to be judged and the winner of the $2,000 scholarship will be announced at our February luncheon in 2018.

Past Scholarship Recipients:

2010 – Gaelika L. Brown

2011 – Anthony Ridino

2012 – Leslie Cory

2013 – Daniel Wetter

2014 – Miranda Hamm

2015 – Hnou Lee

2016 – Jessica Hice