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Conclave Announces $50,000 Scholarship


The Conclave has announced its 2013 Radio and Music Industry Scholarship Program. Since 1979, the Conclave has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to students looking for an education in radio or music. Conclave Executive Director Bob Shannon said, "In our current economy scholarship dollars are truly a gift with impact. In a larger sense, the scholarships embody the very essence of the Conclave's mission: to create a learning environment that actually makes a difference for those interested in 21st Century media."

Applicants can submit to Brown College in Minneapolis, (MN), Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Southfield (MI), and to McNally-Smith College of Music in St. Paul (MN). The Brown College Dennis Becker Memorial Scholarship covers tuition for the Radio Broadcasting Associate of Applied Science Degree, and is worth $17,000. The Specs Howard Bill Gavin Memorial Scholarship includes tuition, application fees, and books for the Diploma Program in Radio-TV Broadcasting, and is worth $15,000. The McNally-Smith Music Business Scholarship is valued at up to $20,000.

In addition to the scholarships listed above, The Conclave will also be awarding baccalaureate scholarships – the dmr/ Doug Lee Memorial/Scholarships - and a singular scholarship that will be awarded to a communications major at Kean University of New Jersey. The dmr/Doug Lee Memorial Scholarships are valued at $500 each, and made possible by a grant from dmr/Direct Marketing Results. The Kean University scholarship, valued at $1,000, will be awarded to a Kean student, as selected by the university based on achievement and financial need.

Each of these scholarships has varying deadlines for application. Scholarship information and downloadable/ online applications for interested persons is available at or

All Conclave scholarships will be awarded during the 38th Conclave Summer Learning Conference, July 17-19, 2013 in Minneapolis.

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