Special Awards & Scholarships

Call for Nominations- ACM Awards

Each year the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media grants several special awards and scholarships to individuals that have made a significant impact in community media. Take this opportunity to nominate a deserving someone in the ACM community for one of these prestigious awards. Use the form below to submit your nominations by 5 pm CT on Friday, May 6, 2016. Recipients will be honored at the Awards Luncheon held during the 2016 ACM National Conference.

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The Dirk Koning – George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communication
The George Stoney Award is given annually to an organization or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to championing the growth and experience of humanistic community communications.

View past winners of the Dirk-Koning-George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communication

The Buske Leadership Award
The Buske Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of the Alliance for Community Media, leadership within the organization within the last three years, a high degree of involvement in the organization nationally, regionally and at the chapter level, and continuing service to the ACM.

View past winners of the Buske Leadership Award

The Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity
The Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity is given annually to those persons who show an outstanding contribution to a process that encourages, facilitates, or creates culturally diverse and/or non-mainstream community involvement in the field of community media.

View the past winners of the Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity

The Brian Wilson Scholarship
This scholarship of $1,000 is offered annually by the Alliance for Community Media to promote the values of former Board of Directors Chair Brian Wilson by providing financial support to an individual currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree granting program in media arts, broadcast journalism, community & public service, government administration, public education administration or teaching.

Click here to apply for the Brian Wilson Scholarship.

ACM 2016 National Conference Grassroots Scholarship

The Alliance for Community Media will award scholarships to our National Conference in Boston, MA August 18-20. Awards will include full conference registration and travel assistance of up to $500. They will be awarded to applicants who may not otherwise be able to attend the National Conference, but have a demonstrated interest in leadership and building better practices in community media. Deadline for Applications is June 6, 2016. Get More Information and Apply Here.

We want to send ten people to the ACM National Conference in Boston MA this August . Scholarship winners will be from small towns and small organizations across America that can’t afford travel and education – and they’ll be young and emerging leaders who want to shape community media operations in years to come. Your gift will go directly to pay travel costs for scholarship fund recipients.They’ll be grateful for the opportunity to learn and network with other people in community media!

View the 2015 ACM Awards and Brian Wilson Scholarship Recipients

View the 2014 ACM Awards and Brian Wilson Scholarship Recipients.