Promoting and Advocating for the Broadcasters of Nevada, While Serving the Public

Nevada Broadcasters Association

Our Mission:

The Nevada Broadcasters Foundation (NVBF) and the Tony & Linda Bonnici Broadcasting Scholarship Fund finds the very best broadcasting and journalism students in Nevada and makes it easier for them to pursue their dreams. The Foundation awards up to full tuition scholarships to the next generation of Nevada’s Broadcasters. This scholarship is unique in that it is a scholarship by broadcasters for broadcasters. In the past eleven years, 232 scholarships have been awarded to talented and dedicated students of broadcasting attending Nevada’s Colleges or Universities. From on-air or on the streets, to sales, digital or engineering, these scholarships encourage students with great passion to enter broadcasting as a career and to seek the highest quality of education in the field.

A message from the Executive Director:

This year, 27 students will have the benefit of being called a Tony and Linda Bonnici Scholar. This equates to an approximate $207,360.00 in tuition funding for the 2022 Fall and 2023 Spring semesters. This brings our total to 232 scholarships that have been awarded through the Nevada Broadcasters Foundation’s Tony and Linda Bonnici Broadcasting Scholarship Fund since its inception.

It goes without saying that the Nevada Broadcasters Foundation would not exist if not for the selfless efforts of our Board of Directors, and volunteers, along with the generous on-going support we receive from our donors, sponsors, Nevada’s Radio and Television industry and the Nevada Broadcasters Association.

A special acknowledgment to the individuals and companies who assists in funding the following scholarships: Colin Cowherd and Lotus Broadcasting (Colin Cowherd Scholarship), the Geary Company (Mike Geary Scholarship), Speedway Children’s Charities (Dan Lea Scholarship), Deanne Sheehan (Deanne Sheehan Scholarship) and for the first time, (Chet Buchanan Scholarship) funded by Chet Buchanan.

“There’s no greater feeling than receiving a call from a radio or television station, asking for a reference of one of our scholarship recipients”! Knowing that we are making a difference in these students lives, makes all of our hard work worth it.

Thank you for the role you play in “Paving the Way for Future Broadcasters”.

Best Regards and Happy to Serve,

Eric Bonnici

A message from the Foundation’s Namesakes:

We are into the 12th year of recognizing our scholarship recipients, how is that possible! They receive tuition for up to 15 credits per semester, from Freshman to Senior or whenever they join us…meeting the requirements each year of course : ). We are now at a total of 232 scholarships awarded!! This year’s future sports reporters and analyst, news producers and behind the scenes production broadcasters are talented, smart, creative, funny and just what we need for our industry. We have 27 students enrolled at UNLV, UNR and the College of Southern Nevada this school year, all with new fresh thinking and ideas we’ve never thought of—keeping us relevant and strong.

Huge thanks to the Nevada Broadcasters Association Board of Directors for their contributions, along with our golf committees in both the North and the South.

Thank you everyone for your participation however big or small so that we may continue to fund students looking to be a part of the evolution of our industry!

Tony and Linda Bonnici

Tony and Linda Bonnici Broadcasting Scholarship Fund



The Nevada Broadcaster Foundation is a 501(c) (3)  EIN: 27-3558079.