McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund are pleased to announce that Tori DeGiosio, King’s College, Class of 2015, and Jami Hirsch, University of Missouri – St. Louis, Class of 2016, are the scholarship recipients of the “Emerging Voices” program. The students were formally announced as winners during the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 11 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.
“At Ford, we believe education is the cornerstone for a brighter future and vitally important as we build our next generation of leaders,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “We are honored to support Tori and Jami and wish them the best of luck in their future careers.”
“Several initiatives of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation are made possible through our longstanding and successful relationship with Ford Motor Company Fund,” said Kay Olin, AWMF Chair. “Tori and Jami are outstanding students, and we are proud to work with Ford to both contribute to their studies and share their outstanding work thanks to the Emerging Voices scholarship.”
Each winning student will produce three to four separate pieces of content for AWM to be shared on AWM’s website and blog including one about the student’s experience attending the Gracie Awards Luncheon. Content will be announced and showcased on http://www.allwomeninmedia.org as well as AWM’s social media outlets.
About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.
About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.
About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services: Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through l programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and dealers work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit http://www.community.ford.com.