Apply to Country Radio Broadcasters Scholarship

The Country Radio Broadcasters are now accepting applications for the Rusty Walker Scholarship program (apply here).  

Each scholarship package will include complimentary registration, hotel, and airfare for CRS 2023, held March 13-15, 2023. Scholars will be recognized at CRS 2023 during CRS Honors, which is the kick-off to the 3-day event. Each applicant must fill out an online application (here) and submit, in 500 words or less, why they should be considered.  The deadline to apply is end of day on November 4.

The Rusty Walker Scholarship Program honors former CRS board member, Rusty Walker. Walker was a Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee, an influential programmer and consultant, and mentor in the music industry. After his shocking passing in 2012, the scholarship program was developed to continue his legacy of supporting bright, young minds in the business. 

Eligible applicants must be full-time radio station employees and first-time CRS attendees.

DMR/Interactive is a supporting partner of this scholarship program for 2023, adding to its existing participation in the CRS Lisa McKay Scholarship program. 

Country Radio Seminar will take place Monday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 15 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. For more information on CRS, visit