Special Awards & Scholarships

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2015 award nomination information will be available in February 2015. Please check back for additional information!