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Apply for the 2019 Peter Wright Scholarship

High school students or recent grads are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Peter Wright Scholarship.

The scholarship, which was created in 2018, seeks to provide one student an opportunity to learn anything and everything about 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio. The winner of the scholarship will receive a $500 stipend to spend time over six weeks working and learning at the Sun Prairie Media Center.

Peter Wright was a 1992 graduate of Sun Prairie High School who passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2017. Wright was so excited about the news that Sun Prairie was to be awarded its own radio station that he came to the Sun Prairie Media Center several times before the station was even built. “He could not wait to get on the air,” said SPMC director Jeff Robbins.

Wright went on the air with his first show, “The Americana Hour,” in August 2015, and consistently volunteered right up until about three days before he passed. Peter was also a huge advocate and promoter of the station and worked with local organization Red Latina to produce the SPMC’s first bi-lingual radio program.

Last year the inaugural scholarship was awarded to David Updike, then a recent Sun Prairie High School graduate. Among other activites, David created the music-talk program “Drive Safe,” which he continues to produce weekly for 103.5 FM.

Financing for this year’s scholarship comes from the Wright family. Anyone interested in donating to this scholarship fund should contact Jeff Robbins at jrobbins@cityofsunprairie.com.

Applications are being accepted through June 5, 2019.

The application form is available here:

Any questions about the scholarship should be directed to Jeff Robbins at jrobbins@cityofsunprairie.com.