Emerging Voices Scholarships

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking to identify three promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide journalistic content for AWMF. The “Emerging Voices” Scholarship program consists of three $2,000 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 pre-approved topics or prompts.  The winners must also be able to attend AWM’s Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 22, 2015 in New York, NY. Female undergraduate and graduate students studying media, journalism, English, communications and related fields are encouraged to apply.

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2014 Recipients

Vittoria DeGiosio, King's College Class of 2015, and Jami Hirsch, University of Missouri-St. Louis Class of 2016, are the scholarship recipients of the 2014 "Emerging Voices" program.  The students were formally announced as winners during the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 11, 2014 in New York.  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. Read the press release.  Check out Jami's first blog, The Gracies Gala:  Because (Her) Dreams Can Come True.  Read Tori's blogs:  What Is My Current Media Obsession?Glitz, Glam and Giving Back in NYC at the Gracies and What's the Problem. 

2013 Recipients

Anna Lee, New York University, Class of 2016 and Marisch Perera, Pace University, Class of 2015, are the scholarship recipients of the "Emerging Voices" program. The students were formally announced as winners during the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 26 in New York.  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 write original content that will be featured on AWM's website during the upcoming months.  Check out the first blog post, The Power of the Media, and third blog post, Adding steam to the STEAM movement, written by Anna Lee.  Our second blog post, written by Marisch Perera, is an interview with AWM Foundation Honorary Trustee Caroline Beasley.  

"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."

2012 Recipients
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.