Nominations Sought For MFM’s McIntosh Memorial Scholarship


The Board of Directors of the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Steve McIntosh Memorial Scholarship.

Now in its eighth year, the scholarship will cover registration for two recipients attending Media Finance Focus 2020, the 60th annual conference for MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association.

The conference will be held May 18-20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Deadline for scholarship applications is February 14.

Steve McIntosh was VP/GM of Belo Advertising’s Customer Services unit until his sudden and unexpected death in April of 2011. An active member of both MFM and BCCA and a forward-thinking member of the media industry, The Financial Manager magazine (TFM) editorial board selected him as a person to watch in 2011.

To honor Steve’s many contributions to the industry and to help inspire other rising stars, the MFM Board created the Steve McIntosh Memorial Scholarship to Media Finance Focus’ annual conference.

Eligible applicants are those employed by a media provider (defined as any company eligible for MFM industry membership), have worked in the media industry for no more than five years as of February 14, and are under 35 years of age. Individuals who have received a conference scholarship from MFM in the past are not eligible. Both members and non-members are encouraged to apply.

“The Steve McIntosh Scholarship provides rising stars in the media industry, people who might not otherwise be able to attend our annual conference, the opportunity to participate in the industry’s premiere educational event for media finance professionals,” said Mary M. Collins, President and CEO of MFM and BCCA. “This program remains focused on helping a new generation of leaders excel in their careers and achieve the same level of excellence in their work that Steve strived for. The MFM board has been so impressed with the qualifications of the candidates in recent years that they voted unanimously to extend the scholarship to cover registration for two recipients in 2020.”

Only completed applications received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14, 2020, will be considered. The scholarship committee will review completed applications and make their decisions based on each applicant’s background, resume, and letter of recommendation. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by email on or before March 15. Click here for complete details and an application form.

The form may also be downloaded from the Media Finance Focus 2020 website –; complete details are available under the “Overview” tab.