The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and ESPN have created a new joint student scholarship. $10,000 will provide two educational scholarships to assist Black females pursuing careers in sports media
The partnership was created to provide Black women a path into careers in sports media by assisting one female undergraduate student and one female graduate student in the United States, pursuing careers in sports media.
“Diversity and inclusion is ESPN’s number one focus, and we want to support and create concrete ways to grow the pipeline of Black talent in the sports industry,” said Katina Arnold, VP 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.