2018 Scholarship + Internship Recipients

Ampitheaters & Fairgrounds

  • Outstanding Leadership Scholarship – Thomas DeBari – Walton AMP/Walton Arts Center – Rogers, Arkansas
  • Diversity Scholarship – Justin Aquino – San Mateo Event Center – no city listed
  • Young Professional Scholarship – Hannah Turner – City of Dallas, Fair Park – Dallas, TX
  • Scholarship for Industry Women – Lori Marshall – Cow Palace Arena & Event Center – Daly City, CA


  • Outstanding Leadership Scholarship – Matthew Hatch – Landers Center, Southaven, MS
  • Diversity Scholarship – Anila Hardin – Richard E. Berry Educational Support Ctr. – Cypress, TX
  • Young Professional Scholarship – Tony Clements – Univ. of Florida, Steven C. O’Connell Center
  • Scholarship for Industry Women – Eboni Wilson – MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, NV


  • Outstanding Leadership Scholarship – Karla Gonzales- San Diego Convention Center
  • Diversity Scholarship – Ryan Briones – SMG/Moscone Center – San Francisco, CA
  • Young Professional Scholarship – George Long – Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Scholarship for Industry Women – Dianne Javier – San Diego Convention Center

Performing Arts

  • Outstanding Leadership Scholarship – Ashley Schneider – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts – Louisville, KY
  • Diversity Scholarship – Bradley Carter -Scottsdale community College/Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, AZ
  • Young Professional Scholarship – Kaitlyn Higgins – Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago, IL
  • Scholarship for Industry Women – Tori Morgensai – Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, AZ


  • Outstanding Leadership Scholarship – Meredith Ley – Columbus Crew SC, MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Diversity Scholarship – Anecia Carroll-Bankston – Metropolitan State University of Denver - Student
  • Young Professional Scholarship – Morgan Ewert – The Rose Quarter – Portland, OR
  • Scholarship for Industry Women – Megan Max – Natl Music Publishers Association – Washington D.C.


  • Melissa Brogan
  • Amelia Gil
  • Rose Jernigan
  • Anna Lehman
  • Kaishin Lin
  • Steven Moser


2017 Scholarship + Internship Recipients


  • Liz Dismer (Diversity),  Senior Event Coordinator, iWireless Center (Moline, IL)
  • Allison Perfetti (Industry Women), Theatre Event Coordinator, The Classic Center (Athens, Ga)
  • Jessica Beckmann (Outstanding Leadership), Event Manager, Spectra by Comcast Spectacor/Chaifetz Arena (St. Louis, MO)

Convention Centers

  • Justin Aquino (Diversity), Event Manager, Spectra Venue Management/Utah Valley Convention Center (Provo, Utah)
  • Emily Misskelley (Industry Women), Director of Operations, Helen Mills Event Space & Theater (New York, New York)
  • Andrew Shreve (Young Professional), Box Office/Parking Manager, Spectra Venue Management/Greater Richmond Convention Center (Richmond, Va)
  • Tim DeMott (Outstanding Leadership), Director of Operations, The Classic Center (Athens, Ga)

Performing Arts

  • Lisa Tinker (Young Professional), Stage Manager, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
  • Anastasia Pharr (Industry Women), House Manager, AT&T Performing Arts Center (Dallas, Tx)
  • Greg Thompson (Outstanding Leader), Interim President of Al Bell Presents (North Little Rock, AZ)


  • Jenny Hong (industry Women), Ticketing & CRM Administrator, Perth International Arts Festival (Crawley, WA)
  • Fiona Frassinelli, (Young Professional) Student/President of IAVM Chapter at Penn State University (State College, PA)


2016 Scholarship + Internship Recipients


AMC 2016

AVSS 2016

ICCC 2016

PAMC 2016

VMS 2016


2015 Scholarship + Internship Recipients

37 Scholarships + Internships were awarded in 2015 thanks to the support of committed donors. Learn more about the recipients below. 

AMC 2015

AVSS 2015

ICCC 2015

PAMC 2015

VenueConnect 2015

VMS 2015

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