The Alliance for Women in Media is proud of our role in fostering students to have an active interest in media careers and the industry, as well as our support in mentoring and scholarship opportunities for students.
Current Scholarship Opporunities:
AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship
AWM is pleased to announce the 2013 AWMF and Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Journalist Scholarship, with the theme of A Different Lens. Students are invited to submit a creative writing piece of 750 to 1,000 words, focusing on the challenges and triumphs that come with living with a disability. Application information can be found here. The Deadline is April 8, 2013.
Previous student scholarship opportunities:
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
$2,500 Internet Safety Student Scholarship Competition
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation created a student scholarship contest to focus on a critical topic in today's society: Internet safety for teens. This competition challenges students to create a 60-second video examining Internet safety. The video will be learning tool that teachers, parents and students will all be able to watch together.
2012 Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund: "Emerging Voices" Scholarship Program
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund were looking to identify two promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide future journalistic content for AWM. The two students chosen attended AWM's Gracie Awards Luncheon on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA, where they were presented with their scholarships.
The "Emerging Voices" Scholarship program consists of two $2,500 scholarships, made payable directly to each student's educational institute in the name of Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition to the application materials, students must submit two writing samples as specified. The winning students will provide journalistic content for AWM's website based on assigned topics or prompts.
Female undergraduate and graduate students studying media, journalism, English, communications and related fields are encouraged to apply.
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund: $5,000 Student Media Scholarship Competition:
Steering Their Own Course: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America
For almost a decade, the Alliace for Women in Media Foundation (AWM) has been telling the stories of inspiring women from American history with its Empowering America program. In 2008, AWM expanded the Empowering America program to share the stories of these women with underprivileged middle schools across the country.
In parnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, AWM developed educational collateral and put it in the hands of teachers to stimulate and enhance classroom conversations about these female icons, who have pioneered in fields such as science, social reform, public service, sports, journalism, music and aviation. Past subjects of Empowering America programs include Nellie Bly, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Kwan, Queen Noor, Soledad O'Brien, Hilda Solis, Vera Wang and many more.
AWM invites students to submit a creative and thought-provoking concept paper and script for a three-to-five minute video celebrating the many inspiring women from the Empowering America collateral.
AWM has Student Affiliates at colleges and univeristies across the country. To see if AWM has an Affiliate at your school, visit our Affiliate Page.
The Gracies celebrate the best in programming for, by and about women and the 2012 Call for Entries offers over 50 categories for student programming and individual achievement awards. (The deadline for the 2012 Gracies Call for Entries has passed, but check out www.thegracies.org for the latest on tickets to the Gracies Gala and Luncheon in LA).