Brian Wilson Scholarship
The Brian Wilson Scholarship is an annual offer to provide $1,000 in college financial assistance by the Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media, promoting the values of former Board of Directors Chair Brian Wilson. Applicants are individuals 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.
Scholarship applicants must be:
- An active ACM individual member, child of an active ACM individual member, or part-time employee of an access center who is an Organizational member.
- A student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree granting program for media arts, broadcast journalism, community & public service, government administration, public education administration or teaching at the time the award is granted.
About Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson was a leader of the Alliance for Community Media first as chair of the Northeast Region, then Northwest Region and ultimately the National organization. Brian worked in both commercial and non-profit community television. He also spent many years working in government and serving his own community as a volunteer firefighter and mentor. Brian was a believer in building community by bringing people of diverse backgrounds together and using fun and insightful ways to create understanding and links between individuals of different geographical, racial and philosophical backgrounds who shared similar goals of creating better understanding through media, by mentoring or via government efforts. His efforts paid off in small towns, large cities and regional and national organizations. He did so with intelligence, eloquence, loyalty, honesty, and respect for others.
2019 - Deshaun Fortune, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2018 - Louis Gasper, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
2017 - Rachael Chatel, Keene State College, Keene, NH
2016 - Connor Donovan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Ashland, MA
2015 – Kelsey Christensen, University of Minnesota, Maple Grove, MN
2014 – Emily Rouleau, Western Michigan University, Monroe, MI