2021 Loreen Arbus & AWMF Scholarship Application

2021 Loreen Arbus Foundation & AWMF Scholarship Application

$2,500 Scholarship
Information & Application
Deadline to Apply is June 11, 2021
  • The Loreen Arbus Foundation and the Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship provides a deserving female communications/media undergraduate or graduate student with a scholarship to their educational institution for $2,500 and a ticket to attend an upcoming AWM event.

    This scholarship serves to fund a promising student’s education as well as to focus on the needs, achievements, contributions and stories of citizens with disabilities. The winning essay will be featured on the AWM website.

    In addition to completing the form below, please submit the following by email to info@allwomeninmedia.org:
    1- Your 750 to 1000-word essay based on the writing prompt, “Disability is not Inability.” Please consider the following questions when creating the piece:
    •In what ways has a particular individual and/or people with disabilities in general persevered to embody the phrase above?
    •What obstacles (physical, mental, etc.) do people with disabilities face? Is this on a daily basis or in a particular activity?
    •What universal lessons can be learned from the perseverance and determination of individuals with disabilities? From an individual?
    •CONSIDER: In what way(s) do you want the essay/narrative to affect or change the viewers’ attitude toward people with disabilities?
    2- A letter of recommendation from a professor or journalism/media/communications professional and
    3- Proof of enrollment via a copy of your student id or transcript.

    Form to complete:
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Scholarship Money and Recognition:
    AWMF will select one student winner to receive $2,500, payable to the winning student’s educational institution for the fall 2021 semester and one complimentary ticket to an upcoming AWM event. Notification will be sent in July 2021.

    Additional Information:
    • This scholarship opportunity is open to any female undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college or university in the United States in the fall of 2021. Those pursuing a media career in an area such as cable, television, radio, digital media, publishing, journalism, advertising, production, creative design, or others are especially encouraged to apply.
    • The finished product, pending editorial review, will be featured on AWMF media distribution channels; and the student will have the right to use and retain the deliverable material in her own portfolio and for any purposes she sees fit.

    Application with requested materials must be submitted by the close of business on June 11, 2021.

    For questions, please email info@allwomeninmedia.org or call 202.750.3664.

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