Information about Bob Hedlund Memorial Scholarship Fund For Media Education
Bob Hedlund, Independent Producer’s
Bob Hedlund is known for his commitment to the role of community media in society.
Hedlund was more than a volunteer; he was a leader at Portland Community Media, now known as Open Signal.
For the past ten years Bob had been an important member of
the PCM family. He created the Independent Producers’
Organization (IPO) and produced the IPO series, which continues to
address topics such as media reform and legislation. He attended PCM board meetings to ensure the needs and views of independent producers were always included in discussion, and
volunteered on numerous programs in support of other PCM producers.
Bob greeted everyone with a beaming, infectious smile and a
warm hug. His presence will be missed very much by PCM staff and producers.
In honor of Bob and his commitment to producers, PCM named
its Media Education Scholarship, the Bob Hedlund Memorial Scholarship Fund. The
scholarship fund enables area residents to participate in Open Signal’s media education program at
reduced rates or no charge.
How to Apply
To apply for the scholarship,
please complete the application form and submit along with documentation of
financial need. Please clearly specify your priority of first, second and third workshop choice and workshop dates on the application. Scholarships are reviewed on the 15th of every month and scholarships will be awarded on the 20th of every month. Scholarship applications that demonstrate a desire to create media work that will inspire, educate or bring awareness to the greater community, will be strongly considered. Submission of application
does not guarantee a scholarship or enrollment in the class. If your
application is approved and registration is full, you will be offered enrollment in the
next available class. Applicants may be considered for one scholarship slot per term, with a maximum of 3 scholarships per calendar year.
Guidelines and Criteria
The following conditions must apply to be eligible
for scholarship funds:
Scholarships are open to area residents within the city of
Portland. Underserved or
underrepresented populations can be considered in the greater Portland area.
Applicant must demonstrate financial need by supplying documentation
that supports his/her low-income status.
Accepted documents include: Pay Stubs,
Income Tax Return, statement of benefits, documentation from DHS, etc. For your privacy please exercise caution when uploading sensitive documents. Social Security numbers should be blacked out. If documentation cannot be supplied,
applicants must complete the application section explaining
their financial situation.
documentation will not be considered.
All current Operating Policies, Rules, and Procedures apply.
must agree to the following in order to be approved for a scholarship:
Must participate in Open Signal’s workshops with the intent to produce
programming for Open Signal channels.