NCTA & AWMF Scholarship Application

2021 AWMF & NCTA Scholarship Application

$5,000 Scholarship
Information & Application
Deadline to Apply is June 11, 2021
  • The AWMF/NCTA - The Internet and Television Association Scholarship allows a deserving female communications/media undergraduate or graduate student to create an original piece (essay, digital short, video, animation, multi-media or other concept chosen by the student) that will be featured in NCTA and AWMF media distribution channels. In addition, the chosen student will receive a scholarship to their educational institution for $5,000 and a ticket to attend an upcoming AWM event.

    This scholarship serves to fund a promising student’s education as well as to provide a unique and compelling piece for her resume. The student will also have the opportunity to meet high-level professionals in the media industry through the AWM event. The scholarship piece ultimately will be created with the guidance of NCTA representatives to ensure it is as compelling and high-quality as possible.

    In addition to completing the form below, please submit by email to
    1- A letter of recommendation from a professor or a journalism/media/communications professional,
    2 - Proof of enrollment via a copy of your student id or transcript and
    3- A sample of your work from a college class (can be a link to a video, presentation, paper, article, etc.).

    Form to complete:
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please choose a topic that you would like to create a digital piece, essay or other creative concept about if chosen for this scholarship:

    Review of public policy viewpoints in telecommunications. Take a thoughtful and journalistic approach in reviewing viewpoints in telecommunications policy as portrayed by NCTA on its websites or through other information media and focus and report on one or several points of view that may be of interest to you. For example, you could analyze one or more NCTA policy viewpoints and describe how such policies would benefit both industry and consumers or describe how policy viewpoints might reflect or affect the current and future state of the industry.

    The significance of media and digital literacy in today's society. Review information and literature on the importance of media, digital literacy, diversity and inclusion in 21st century society, and reflect on contributions to skills development by companies in the entertainment and media industry while identifying any gaps in helping today’s media users become media and digital savvy.

    Forecasting trends in new and digital media. Survey the horizon of digital media trends and provide a forecast of the media landscape five years from now, from the perspective of transformative broadband products, services, and platforms that are likely to take shape and evolve over the five-year period.
  • Scholarship Recipient Requirements and Deadlines:
    Once chosen for the scholarship, each student will develop and deliver the project according to a timeline set up between the student and NCTA.

    Scholarship Money and Recognition:
    AWMF and NCTA will select one student winner to receive $5,000, payable to the winning student’s educational institution (50% for Fall semester and 50% for Spring semester upon completion of project), and one complimentary ticket to an upcoming AWM event. Notification will be in July of 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 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 in NCTA and 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 or call 202.750.3664.

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