Opportunities for assistance
Can’t swing the cost of attending the PMDMC? These scholarships can help!

Nate Shaw Memorial Scholarship

The Nate Shaw Memorial Scholarship is open to all young professionals working in public media as well as paid or unpaid interns. Preference will be given to those who have never been to a public media conference before, and those who may not otherwise have the means or opportunity to attend the PMDMC. Past winners are not eligible to apply.

Two scholarships are available. Each covers the cost for an individual to attend the annual conference including registration, travel (up to $500), and three nights lodging at the conference hotel. Outside meals and any expenses not indicated here should be paid for by the winner’s station.

The deadline for applications is April 1st. The winner will be announced the week of April 15.

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Nate was a public media pioneer and the founding president of DEI, which became Greater Public in 2013. He was one of the first general managers in the public media system to harness the power of public participation and is considered one of the founding fathers of the “listener supported” model that we have today. Generous donations from Nate’s friends, family, and colleagues support this fund.

Kathy Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is limited to full-time corporate support professionals actively employed at public broadcasting stations whose stations cannot afford to send them to the PMDMC. The winner will receive a full registration to the conference, a travel allowance of up to $500, and three nights in the official conference hotel. The award recipient’s station is expected to pay for meals not served as part of the conference as well as other incidentals (like additional nights in the hotel, pre-conference workshops, etc.)

To apply, you’ll need to write a brief statement (no more than 300 words) that explains a) why you want to attend the PMDMC, b) how you plan to “pay it forward” if you win, and c) why your station is unable to send you.

The deadline for applications is April 1st. The winner will be announced the week of April 15.

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Kathy Rogers was a beloved underwriting executive at Houston Public Media who passed away in January 2015. This scholarship was created by friends and colleagues of Kathy who wanted to extend her legacy of encouragement to corporate support professionals from around the country. Learn more about Kathy’s extraordinary work in public broadcasting.