2017 Paul Berg Scholarship
ACM Northeast can fund not one but TWO–count’em, TWO– people to attend the national conference, Rivers to Cross, in Minneapolis, July 12-14, 2017. Each scholarship includes full conference registration, up to three nights at the conference hotel, and money towards transportation. This scholarship is a partial reimbursement, and receipts must be provided in order to receive the funds. If necessary, ACM-NE will front most conference and travel costs so that anyone can apply. Other expenses would be the responsibility of the recipient. The maximum value of the scholarship is $1,350.
Click here to download the application: ACM-NEBergScholarshipApp2017
Please MAIL this application to: JP Fortier, MBTV, 270 Main St. Farmington, ME 04938. Or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm Friday, May 5, 2017.
The winner must write an article of at least 500 words about their experiences at the conference, be photographed and volunteer to be recorded for an ACM-NE promotional video. Read what past recipients wrote about last year’s Our Town conference in Boston, and what our 2015 recipient wrote after attending the Pasadena conference.
Last year, ACM-NE did not hold a regional conference, ceding time and resources to our national organization. With that consideration and lower transportation expenses within our region, we were able to offer several scholarships. For a long-distance conference at a hotel large enough for a national crowd, we are more limited.
The state chapters will be offering another round of scholarships to our 2017 Northeast regional conference in Falmouth later this year.
This scholarship is named in memory of Paul Berg, former Executive Director of NewTV in Newton MA. A graduate of Emerson College, Paul was extremely good-natured, intelligent, thoughtful, and fair, creating a collaborative atmosphere for his staff to share their ideas to improve NewTV. Paul generously shared his expertise with other stations, cities and towns. He receive the Chuck Sherwood Leadership Award in 2005 from ACM-NE. Paul passed away in February 2015.