Thanks for a great PMDMC! See you next year in Chicago, July 19-22, 2022.


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

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.

Because of the nature of the virtual conference, the scholarship for 2021 will be open to any organization with less than $1.5 million in non-federal financial support (NFFS) and with one or more young professionals (typically under age 35) employed at the organization. The application must be completed by a young professional staff member.

The winning young professional will be granted access for their entire organization to the 2021 PMDMC.

The deadline to submit applications closed on May 25, 2021. The winner will be notified by June 5th.

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 designed for full-time corporate support professionals actively employed at public broadcasting stations whose stations cannot afford to purchase an organizational pass for the 2021 PMDMC.

The application is open to any organization whose corporate support revenue for the entire organization was less than $500,000 in 2020.

The application must be completed by the staff member who focuses on corporate support.

The deadline to submit applications closed on May 25, 2021. The winner will be notified by June 5th and the entire organization will be able to attend the 2021 PMDMC.

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.