The Foundation for the Alliance for Community Media Offers Scholarship Opportunities for Young Emerging Leaders

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

The Grassroots Scholarship provides an opportunity for people from small towns and small organizations across America that cannot afford travel to attend the national Alliance for Community Media (ACM) conference.

Attendees gain access to continuing professional development and networking opportunities in the field of community media. Young and emerging leaders who want to shape community media operations in years to come are encouraged to apply. Awards will include full conference registration and travel assistance of up to $500.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. The application may be found here.

Interested in supporting young people in community media? The Grassroots Scholarship has an active GoFundMe campaign. Your tax-deductible gift will toward the travel costs of scholarship fund recipients.

Beyond the Grassroots Scholarship, the FACM also offers the Brian Wilson Scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree granting program in media arts, broadcast journalism, community & public service, government administration, public education administration or teaching.

The Brian Wilson Scholarship is an annual offer to provide $1,000 in financial assistance by the Alliance for Community Media, promoting the values of former Board of Directors Chair Brian Wilson. 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. Download the Brian Wilson Scholarship Nomination Form which includes complete detail of criteria and requirements today.

Submissions are due Friday, April 21, 2017.

For more information, please contact Clair Steil at


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