Donations to the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media in part support our annual scholarships. Scholarship winners are honored at our Annual Conference. Click on the titles below for more information on each scholarship type, or make a tax-deductible donation today!

Brian Wilson Scholarship

This scholarship provides $1,000 in college financial assistance to an individual currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in media arts, broadcast journalism, community & public service, government administration, public education administration or teaching. Individuals submit an essay detailing how their studies promote the values of former Board of Directors Chair Brian Wilson.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship offers financial assistance for training and travel costs to the first-ever Community Media Emerging Leaders Institute at the ACM Annual 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.
Note: this scholarship is on hiatus for 2019.

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