ESPN And The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announce New Scholarship
I have some exciting news to share! ESPN has announced a new joint student scholarship in partnership with The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF). ESPN’s $10,000 donation to AWMF will provide two $3,750 educational scholarships, for the 2021 spring semester, to one promising Black female graduate student and one Black female junior or senior undergraduate student, pursuing careers in sports media.
“It has been wonderful to collaborate with ESPN to conceptualize this scholarship,” said Becky Brooks, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Executive Director. “Through this strong partnership, we’re proud to continue our work in pursuing greater diversity in the sports journalism work force.”
“Diversity and inclusion is ESPN’s #1 focus, and we want to support and create concrete ways to grow the pipeline of Black talent in the sports industry,” said Katina Arnold, Vice President, Corporate Communications at ESPN and Alliance for Women in Media Board Member. “The ESPN and AWMF scholarship is the perfect way to fulfill ESPN’s mission of supporting Black and African-American women pursuing careers in media.”
The selection of the student winners will be based on applicants developing an essay of 750 to 1,000 words, highlighting the importance of Black women in sports media.
Scholarship applications are due on November 20, 2020. AWMF and ESPN will select one upperclassman Black female undergraduate student winner and one Black female graduate student to receive the scholarships payable to each winning student’s educational institution. Each winner will also receive one complimentary ticket to the Gracie Awards Luncheon in New York City in June 2021. Learn more and apply on the AWMF website.
ESPN and Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship Credit: Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
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