AWM SoCal Scholarships

By endorsing and supporting quality education, the Alliance for Women in Media, Southern California Affiliate (AWM SoCal), wishes to guarantee the future quality of media in Southern California. Toward that goal, AWM SoCal has established a scholarship fund to aid in the higher education of promising students. AWM SoCal is dedicated to empowering career development and driving positive change for the industry and societal progress. Three winners will be selected and each will get $1000 scholarship award.

Alliance for Women in Media, Southern California Affiliate (AWM SoCal) is the local affiliate of the Alliance for Women in Media, a national, nonprofit organization.  They extend membership to qualified professionals in the media and entertainment industries.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A student attending a Southern California (Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties) accredited four-year college as a junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Enrolled in media courses or related curriculum.
  • Enrolled in at least 6-semester units for spring 2017.

How to Apply:

  1. Why did you choose the media industry or an allied field as your career choice?
  2. What does “diversity” mean to you? How important do you think it is in the media and entertainment industry and Why?

Supporting Documents:

  • Complete the online application form.
  • Upload your official transcript as a PDF.
  • Upload two reference letters as PDFs. One must be from a faculty member and the other can be from a counselor, teacher, employer, and/or industry professionals who know you.
  • Submit your essay answering the questions listed on the application.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

AWM SoCal will make available three $1,000 scholarships. Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the Genii Awards in June, which honors top media and entertainment industry professionals.

Application Deadline:

The application must be completed and submitted online by 11:59 pm on February 14, 2017. Awards will be announced in May of 2017.

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Contact Information:

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