Conference Grassroots Scholarship

We believe in the importance of cultivating leaders in community media: to train them, nourish them, and to encourage their growth. This is why we have set up the Grassroots Scholarship Fund. The Grassroots Scholarship Fund supports the travel and education costs for community media producers and staff who can’t typically afford professional development.

2017 Information

The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media will award two scholarships to the Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN July 12-14, 2017.

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.

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 to apply is May 1, 2017.

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Help the Campaign

Your tax deductible 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!

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Let’s grow those grassroots!  Help spread the word!

If you know of people who could benefit from a scholarship, young people in our field and/or folks from small communities or small centers around the country, please encourage them to apply for a scholarship.

If you know of people who could help support our scholarship, please share our Grassroots Scholarship information so we can help future leaders in our industry grow.