Brian Wilson Scholarship

The Brian Wilson Scholarship 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.

2016 Winner

Connor Donovan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Ashland, MA

Connor Donovan (Massachusetts) has been awarded the 2016 Brian Wilson Scholarship which promotes the values of former Board 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.

Donovan is a Communications major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Working at WACA-TV Ashland influenced his decision to major in Communications. At WACA-TV, Donovan learned the importance of media and gained an understanding that in today’s technological world the content people consume has a profound impact on their lives. Donovan plans on pursuing a career in media to help people gain insights into the intellectual potential of diverse media content, such podcasts and YouTube videos. Helping people participate in media is something Connor has been doing throughout his six years as a WACA-TV employee and he looks to continue into the future.


2015 – Kelsey Christensen, University of Minnesota, Maple Grove, MN
View the 2015 ACM Awards and Brian Wilson Scholarship Recipients

2014 – Emily Rouleau, Western Michigan University, Monroe, MI
View the 2014 ACM Awards and Brian Wilson Scholarship Recipients