Scott Elliott, a Pell City High School graduate and broadcast student at Jacksonville State University (JSU), was recently awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the Alabama Broadcasters Association (ABA). The prestigious scholarship is given to ten students in colleges and universities across the state and is to be applied toward tuition as they pursue degrees in broadcast communications and broadcast engineering.
According to Dr. Patrick McGrail, JSU Assistant Professor of Communication, "Scott approached me about a letter of recommendation for the coveted ABA scholarship, and I was very happy to provide it. Like many of our non-traditional students, Scott is juggling family responsibilities, a full time job in broadcasting and the substantial schoolwork required to get a bachelor's degree in broadcast communication here at JSU. I was delighted to write the letter because of Scott's talent, maturity, and good humor - crucial ingredients in making a successful broadcaster."
Besides producing excellent grades in school (3.6 GPA), Elliott is working and interning at the 105.5 WERC radio station in Birmingham, Ala. as a radio show producer/board-operator.
Elliott and his wife, Julie, have supported each other as both are currently finishing their education as non-traditional students.