WMSC Excellence in Radio Scholarship

90.3 WMSC FM is an alternative rock and talk college radio station owned by Montclair State University, largely operated by university students and supported by the School of Communication and Media. The station broadcasts locally at 90.3 MHz, worldwide via their website, and is also available via the iHeartRadio app.

In a challenging year, WMSC earned four national awards including "Best College Station in the Nation" (in colleges of +10,000 students) at the 2021 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference and Awards; a third Marconi Award nomination for "College Station of the Year" and six national nominations from College Broadcasters Inc. 

This year, students are thrilled to celebrate the 11th Annual World College Radio Day, October 1st, 2021 in person. The excitement is palpable and the motto "This Goes to 11" (a wink to "These Go to 11" on the classic mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap") has sent them into overdrive!

There are currently 20 student directors who oversee the station’s operation in the areas of news, sports, music, production, promotions, ticket giveaways, website, social media, engineering, morning show production and office manager. The station currently has over 51 disc-jockeys on air, almost 80 contributors and over 600 general members, all volunteers.

Students who participate at WMSC have, as a result, obtained competitive internships and entry level jobs at commercial stations such as WDHA, 1010 WINS, 101.5FM, WCBS, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM among others. 

The WMSC Excellence in Radio Scholarship has been established to assist outstanding Montclair State University sophomore, junior, and senior students in defraying tuition costs and to afford them registration and access to industry training. The WMSC scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students who have demonstrated considerable achievement in the department and have significant potential for future creative development in the broadcast arts.

The WMSC Excellence in Radio Scholarship and Training Fund seeks to acknowledge and reward the hard work of undergraduate students who volunteer their time and efforts to the radio station and embody the hard work and spirit of Excellence in College Radio.

The WMSC Excellence in Radio Scholarship has been established to assist outstanding Montclair State University sophomore, junior, and senior students in defraying tuition costs and to afford them registration and access to industry training. The WMSC scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students who have demonstrated considerable achievement in the department and have significant potential for future creative development in the broadcast arts.

$1,000
Faculty Staff Donor Challenge - Richard Abrams
The fund with the most faculty staff donors will receive an additional $1,000 from University friend, Rich Abrams
Completed
$20,000
Let's Get Started Early - Jerry Appelstein Challenge
Our first $10,000 raised will unlock $20,000 from Jerry Appelstein
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Completed
$34,000
Fred Bednarek '59 Challenge
Challenge gift of $34,000 unlocked
Completed
$2,500
Parent Donor Challenge
$2500 unlocked
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
Which decade's graduates are all in for One Day?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2010-2019 71
2 1990-1999 59
3 2000-2009 45
4 1970-1979 30
5 1980-1989 30
6 2020 and 2021 23
7 1960-1969 17
8 1959 and before 2
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Fund Dollar Leaderboard
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1 Women's Basketball $13,891.02
2 Men's Basketball $10,148.00
3 The Fund for Montclair State $8,586.02
4 College of the Arts $7,534.94
5 Swimming and Diving $6,510.25
6 Men's Lacrosse $5,094.00
7 Field Hockey $4,755.00
8 Men's Soccer $4,200.00
9 Baseball $4,195.00
10 College of Education and Human Services $3,496.00
11 College of Science and Mathematics $3,470.00
12 Women's Soccer $2,975.00
13 College of Humanities and Social Sciences $2,855.00
14 Red Hawk Pantry $2,715.00
15 EOF Book Fund $2,670.00
16 Softball $2,560.00
17 Sports Medicine $2,199.28
18 Football $1,780.00
19 MBA Scholarship Fund $1,700.00
20 Emergency Scholarship Fund $1,440.00
21 Feliciano School of Business $950.00
22 Volleyball $824.52
23 Women's Lacrosse $525.00
24 WMSC Excellence in Radio Scholarship $450.00
25 School of Nursing $425.00
26 The LatinX Caucus $423.00
27 The Office for Hispanic Initiatives $381.00
28 Emergency Book Fund $345.00
29 Rocky's Closet $325.00
30 Sprague Library $325.00
31 Red Hawk Athletic Fund $250.00
32 BKMBUW Local 1904 Union Scholarship $249.00
33 Track & Field $245.00
34 Cross Country $50.00
35 Student Development for Athletes $50.00
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$10,000
Alumni Donor Challenge
$10,000 will be unlocked
44 / 44 Donors
Completed
$8,000
Judy Graef '66 Twilight Challenge
Get to 20 donors, unlock $8,000 during twilight hours
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Recent Graduate Donor Challenge
$1,000 is unlocked with 10 recent graduate donors
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
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