2017 ACM Grassroots Scholarships

$1,330 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 24 people in 11 months
Mike Wassenaar
for The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media
Alliance for Community Media Foundation's Grassroots Scholarship Fund supports the travel and education costs for community media producers and staff who can't typically afford professional development.

Folks like Allison Rose of Ashland MA:

"I received the Grassroots Scholarship this past summer and it was an amazing experience. I am in the process of finishing a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in film production and by attending the event…I learned so much about community media. I felt that the conference was an extension of my graduate classes. I got the chance to network with other members of
community media stations, explore different types of technology that are just starting to be widely used in television, and attend panels where I have learned things that I have since implemented into the way I produce, film, and edit programs."

Or Eboun Singhathip from Minneapolis MN:

"The scholarship gave me the opportunity to learn and develop tools about video production which benefited me and my organization. I believed it was important to go and network with other public access centers at the conference so I can also learn about their best practices and see what future public access centers would be like. It was a valuable learning experience."

Or Juliet Harvey of Plymouth NH: 

"Keeping up with trends in video tech can be a challenge when working full-time, so I was excited to see that the conference provided opportunities for technical discussions regarding the development of drone use by public access TV stations, as well as addressing other tech trends, such as the popularity of the Minecraft. I had my first experience using a pair of virtual reality goggles at the conference."

Or folks like Zeb Schmidt from Schenectady NY:

"My experience at ACM National Conference let me see things in a different perspective which lifted me up professionally. The learning sessions opened my eyes to viewpoints and angles of which I would not have come across at my PEGTV center. Having the direct access to hear from and talk to all the best PEGTV people in the country helps me serve my community better and broadens my sense of purpose."

We want to send two people to the ACM National Conference in Minneapolis MN this July . 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.

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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Today is the last day for our 2017 campaign! We want to hear from as many people as possible, so please spread the word and encourage your friends and colleagues to help support our grassroots scholars!!
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We're heading into the home stretch on this year's campaign: We need to raise $1500 in the next week and half! Tell your friends and colleagues about the campaign and help support our grassroots scholars!
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We're off to a great start on the campaign! We have a month to go, and we are over 10% to our goal.
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$1,330 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 24 people in 11 months
Created March 14, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
The Foundation of the Alliance for Community Media
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Minneapolis, MN
EIN: 310963174
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