Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund $5,000 Student Media Scholarship Competition

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & Ford Motor Company Fund
$5,000 Student Media Scholarship Competition:
Blazing the Trail: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America®
Deadline: December 16, 2013

For almost a decade, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has been telling the stories of inspiring women from American history with its Empowering America program. In 2008, AWMF expanded the Empowering America program to share the stories of these women with middle schools across the country.

In partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, AWMF 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 Annie Easley, Gloria Estefan, Gabrielle Giffords, Barbara Jordan, Christa McAuliffe, Muriel Siebert, Sonia Sotomayor, and many more.

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. Previous winning videos can be viewed here.

For the full application document, visit our website.

Submission Requirements: Please submit a proposed script for the video along with a sample of previous video work and letter of recommendation from a professor or media professional. The script must include and incorporate the competition theme, Blazing the Trail: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America, and feature at least four women from the 2013 Empowering America program (booklet available here).

Application Requirements:
You must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.

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

Selection: The script, sample video and recommendation along with any collateral are due December 16, 2013. A panel consisting of representatives from AWMF and Ford Motor Company Fund will choose the winning student.  We will launch the video as part of our Women’s History month initiative.

Recognition and Requirements:
·         The winning video 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 video will be prominently distributed and displayed on AWM’s and social media outlets.
·         Determinations of appropriateness will be made in the sole discretion of AWM and Ford Motor Company Fund.
·         Application materials will not be returned to the student.
                           Questions?  Please contact Kate Niswander at AWMF at 703-506-3290 or
                                                                                      Submission deadline is December 16, 2013.


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