2013 Competition: The 2013 Information and application is now available here. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2013.
Created in 2012 by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund, 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. The winning students will provide journalistic content for AWM's website based on assigned topics or prompts.
Luisa Garcia, a rising junior at The College of New Rochelle and Anne Johnson, a rising junior at Wake Forest University, are the scholarship recipients of the "Emerging Voices" program. The students were formally announced as winners during the Gracie Awards Luncheon on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. You can read their winning content on our blog and also in our Special Report on SHEconomics.
"Ford believes that effective and diverse communications are critical for a community that works for all," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "This program offers the next generation of leaders an opportunity to develop and expand their voice."
"The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is proud to continue our long association with Ford Motor Company Fund by this scholarship program," said AWMF President Erin Fuller. "These two women are truly tomorrow's media professionals, and we look forward to sharing their outstanding work on our website and in our blog in the coming months."
For the 2012 competition, each winning student will produce three to four separate pieces of content for AWM between June 1, 2012 and October 1, 2012. One of these pieces must be written about the student's experience attending the Gracie Awards, and one of the pieces will be published in an upcoming AWM Special Report.