About Conclave Scholarships
Since 1979, the non-profit Conclave - in keeping with its mission of educating the broadcast industry - has been awarding scholarships to deserving students desiring an education inside the radio and music industries. In keeping with that tradition, the Conclave has announced its 2014 scholarship program with scholarships being awarded to attend the following schools: Sanford Brown College /Minneapolis (The Dennis Becker Memorial Scholarship), Specs Howard School of Media Arts/Southfield, MI (The Bill Gavin Memorial Scholarship), and a Music Business Scholarship to McNally-Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN. Once again, the Doug Lee Memorial Scholarship will be awarded (with thanks to Conclave partner dmr/Direct Marketing Results, who has graciously underwritten this scholarship). The Conclave awards the Marc Birger Memorial Scholarship, worth $1000, to a deserving student of communications at Kean University (Marc's alma mater). Competition is now closed for all scholarships EXCEPT for the Bill Gavin Memorial Scholarship. To receive an application for this Specs Howard scholarship valued at over $16,000, click HERE.
About The Conclave Rockwell Award
The Rockwell Award is the Conclave’s highest honor. It is a tribute to those who have contributed to the industry through example and inspiration. It is presented to those who have achieved personal goals while guiding others to their highest level of attainment. The Rockwell Award is the Conclave’s only lifetime achievement recognition.
The Rockwell Award was created in 1989 as a tribute to longtime Conclave Board member and Wisconsin radio owner/operator/morning man, Mike Rockwell. Honoring individuals who have contributed to the industry as mentors, benefactors, and friends, the Rockwell Award is presented annually to deserving individuals as selected by the Conclave’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
The Rockwell Award has been presented to broadcasters and industry veterans such as esteemed North Dakota Broadcaster Dan Brannan (1989), Conclave founder Doug Lee & renowned Iowa Broadcaster Peter McLane (1990), celebrated Wisconsin Broadcaster Jonathan Little (1991), legendary Air Talent Charlie Bush (1992), Record Industry icons Charlie Minor & Joe Ianello (1993), prominent Minneapolis Radio Executive Tac Hammer (1994), small-market advocate and Group Owner Dean Sorenson (1995), well-spoken Radio Executive David Martin (1996), respected radio man/journalist, Gavin’s Ron Fell (1997), innovative Broadcast Executive Larry Bentson (1998), illustrious Programmer/Morning Man Bob Beck & Legendary Rock Programmer Doug Sorensen (1999), Midwest-programmer-turned-Emmis President Rick Cummings (2000), Radio’s Best Friend Art Vuolo, Jr. (2001), Detroit Legend/Specs Howard Spokesperson Dick Kernen & long-time Brown College Administrator/Teacher Mike Kronforst (2002), revered Broadcaster/Record Executive Steve Ellis, All Access Founder Joel Denver (2003), trendsetting Consultant Mike McVay & pioneering Programmer Al Casey (2004), Radio Legend/Record Executive Dave “Duke” Sholin (2005), Radio industry icon Rob Sisco (2006), Radio & Records publisher Erica Farber (2007), Envision Radio CEO - and former Chairman of the Conclave Board - Danno Wolkoff (2008), Saga Communications SVP Steve Goldstein and Consultant Kipper McGee (2009), Author/consultant Valerie Geller (2010), CBS Radio President Dan Mason & Legendary programmer Steve Rivers (2011), Jacobs Media CEO Fred Jacobs & Mediabase founder Rich Meyer (2012), and Country Consultant Jaye Albright and Conclave Executive Director Emeritus, Tom Kay (2013)!
Details regarding the 2014 Rockwell Award will be available soon.