This journalist scholarship program consists of one $2,500 scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student’s
educational institute. The winning student must also be able to attend AWMF’s Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 22, 2015 in
New York City to receive the scholarship. Female undergraduate and graduate students studying media, journalism, English,
communications and related fields are encouraged to apply.
Submission Requirements: Please submit a writing piece of 750 to 1,000 words, focusing on the theme Opening Doors to
Opportunity for 25 Years. The piece should center on the accomplishments that have taken place since ADA passed in 1990 and the differences it has made in the lives of people with disabilities. The piece can be written in first or third person. If you have a personal connection to the subject matter, please indicate either within the essay or via cover sheet. For more information on the scholarship and past recipients visit our website.
Some questions to keep in mind when composing your piece:
What was the culture like prior to the signing of the ADA? Societal views, mobility, advocacy, etc.
What were some of the challenges that people with disabilities experienced?
What is it like now, 25 years later? What are the differences/advancements?
How have the views of Americans changed toward those with disabilities?
You must be a full-time, female undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university. Please include with
your submission (via cover page or otherwise) the following information in its entirety:
College or University and Expected Year of Graduation
A copy of a valid student ID and/or other proof of enrollment
Contact Information (mailing address, phone, email, twitter)
A one-page writing piece, as described above
A letter of recommendation from a professor or journalism/media/communications professional
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 2,500
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