The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Upper Midwest Chapter and its Foundation is proud to support the next generations of media content creators. Each year, we hold a fundraising drive and a silent auction to raise money for our 501 (c) 3 non-profit Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation (Fed. Tax ID# 20-1848994). This Foundation provides scholarships and classroom grants to high school and college media students and programs across our region of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin. ALL auction money goes directly to scholarships.
Since 2002, the NATAS-UMW Foundation has awarded 95 scholarships worth $216,000 to regional students who want to study video media production or video journalism in college. IN 2017 we started a Classroom Grant program for local educators. Since then, the Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation has provided 7 grants totaling nearly $13,000 to local schools for classroom media equipment.
It’s an honor to support students who are the future of this growing and changing industry. We want to provide opportunities for young people to develop a passion for something constructive and positive in their futures.
Here’s a website link which details our past scholarship and classroom grant recipients. See for yourself the difference we’re making for local media students and educators. https://midwestemmys.org/students-teachers/scholarships/