Making a Splash with a Big WAVE Scholarship

NSCA Education Foundation and Drunk Unkles Raise Money for Women in AV Scholarship

WAVEJune 2, 2014 – Cedar Rapids, IA – The NSCA Education Foundation is pleased to announce the Women in AV (WAVE) Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) Scholarship to promote business leadership in the AV industry.

The brainchild of NSCA Education Foundation Executive Director Chuck Wilson and members of WAVE, the money raised will be used to provide scholarships to selected female applicants in the AV industry. These funds will provide full program enrollment at NSCA’s annual Business & Leadership Conference. The BLC, held early in the first quarter of each calendar year, brings more than 300 systems integration professionals together to share lessons, discover new ways of encouraging business growth, and build relationship with industry peers. NSCA’s next BLC will be held in Tampa, FL, from February 26 – 28, 2015.

In support of WAVE and the NSCA Education Foundation, the AV industry’s music gurus – the Drunk Unkles – performed at the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan last month to raise funds and secure a WAVE scholarship. The application is open to all women in AV who embody the organization’s core values.

“We are delighted to promote the AV industry by sharing the BLC experience with worthy applicants who, in turn, will help strengthen our industry by their presence,” says Wilson.

Jen Willard, Founder of Women in AV added, “The scholarship is another way that the NSCA Education Foundation continues to show its support for advancing women in AV and we are so excited to share this opportunity with members and new prospective members.” Potential applicants can also download a copy of the scholarship application on the WAVE site at For more information on the scholarship, contact


About the NSCA Education Foundation
The mission of the NSCA Education Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization, is to advance educational opportunities by providing scholarships and awards to assist existing professionals and those pursuing careers within the low-voltage electronic systems integration industry. The Foundation is committed to the growth of the industry by providing access to the best education and latest techniques available. The NSCA Education Foundation promotes and engages current and future electronic systems integrators in educational experiences to enhance the growth, professionalism and business skills needed in the electronic systems industry. For information regarding additional opportunities to support the NSCA Education Foundation, please visit


About Women in AV
Founded in 2011, Women in AV (WAVE) strives to promote collaboration, sharing of ideas and brainstorming about all things AV in a compassionate environment where treading in new areas for the first time is appreciated and encouraged. WAVE aims to support a balanced work/life principle where having success in one area never compromises the other while, at the same time, providing research and education to women about opportunities for advancement within the AV industry. WAVE members mentor and offer young women assistance to advance their education and experience while pioneering sustainable business models to streamline daily requirements of commerce and advocate responsible, social and economical business practices. For more information, please visit

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