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December 02, 2013

Ladies! Deadline for $5000 “Emerging Voices” Scholarship from Ford is December 16

Alliance-for-Women-in-Media-Foundation-&-Ford-Motor-Company-sutter-middle-schoolThe Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company are funding a $5,000 Student Media Scholarship Competition: Blazing the Trail: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America® and the deadline to apply is just around the corner!

The AWM invites students to submit a creative and thought-provoking script for a two- to three-minute video celebrating the many inspiring women from the 2013 Empowering America booklet. Entrants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university. The script, sample video, and recommendation from a professor or media professional, along with any collateral are due December 16, 2013. A panel consisting of representatives from AWMF and Ford Motor Company Fund will select one student winner to receive $5,000, payable to the winning student’s educational institution upon completion of the video. 

The winning video will launch in March 2014 as part of Women’s History month, and will be posted on the AWMF web site for use by middle schools across the country, as well as incorporated into the Empowering America program wherever possible. The winning video will also be prominently distributed and displayed through AWM’s and Ford’s social media outlets.

In partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, AWMF has developed a variety of educational collateral about these historic female icons -- who have pioneered in fields such as science, social reform, public service, sports, journalism, music and aviation -- and put it in the hands of teachers to stimulate and enhance classroom conversations. For almost a decade, AWMF has been telling the stories of inspiring women from American history with its Empowering America program. Past subjects of Empowering America programs include Annie Easley, Gloria Estefan, Gabrielle Giffords, Barbara Jordan, Christa McAuliffe, Muriel Siebert, Sonia Sotomayor, and many more.


For the full application document and to find out more about how to apply, visit the AWMF website.



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