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Scholarships

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

The LKA Fundraising and Communications Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any development or marketing staff member at a public media station. One winner will be selected. LKA Fundraising and Communications will cover the conference registration cost of the recipient of this scholarship. Travel and hotel will not be covered by this scholarship. The deadline for applications is May 20th. The winner will be notified by June 1st. Apply using the link at the bottom of the page.

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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.

This scholarship will cover the winners’ conference registration, hotel, and cover up to $500 in travel cost. The deadline for applications is May 20th. The winner will be notified by June 1st. Apply using the link at the bottom of the page.

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.

Michael Soper Memorial Scholarship

The Michael Soper Memorial Scholarship is open to development staff working at public media stations who have been in our industry between one and five years. 

This scholarship will cover the winners’ conference registration, hotel, and cover up to $500 in travel cost. The deadline for applications is May 20th. The winner will be notified by June 1st. Apply using the link at the bottom of the page.

Michael Soper is a former PBS senior executive who guided revenue development for public television. Soper worked for PBS from 1978 to 1992, where he helped develop on-air pledge drives and membership as a reliable source of income and rose to VP of Development. He spent two years at WETA and, in 1995 created his own consulting firm, TeamSoper, to help public media refine its fundraising strategies. 

Kathy Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is designed for full-time corporate support professionals actively employed at public broadcasting stations that may not otherwise have the means to attend PMDMC..

This scholarship will cover the winners’ conference registration, hotel, and cover up to $500 in travel cost. The deadline for applications is May 20th. The winner will be notified by June 1st. Apply using the link at the bottom of the page.

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.

The deadline to apply for all scholarships closed on May 20, 2022.