AWM Scholarships

                                 

 

Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

IRENE RUNNELS-PAULA MCSTAY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Inc. will award three scholarships totaling $12,000 in the names of Irene Runnels, a distinguished and respected Dallas broadcaster and Paula McStay, a former Fort Worth advertising executive. These scholarships, available in early 2018, will be administered through the University Financial Aid Office and must be applied toward undergraduate or graduate tuition only.

The Irene Runnels-Paula McStay $5,000 college scholarships will be awarded to two students attending a Texas public or private university that offers radio, television, film, public relations, advertising/communications or broadcasting as the major emphasis of study. Applicants will be considered on the basis of educational and career goals in their major field of study, activities and honors, service to community and references.

The $2000 high school scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior enrolling in a Texas public or private university in the summer of fall of 2018.

These scholarships will be acknowledged at the Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Award of Excellence Gala on April 5, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGE APPLICANTS

  1. Candidate must have completed 75 hours of college course work by December 2017.
  2. Candidate may be male or female.
  3. An overall grade point average of 3.25 or 3.0 in declared major course work is required (based on a 4.0 scale).
  4. Candidate must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (carrying a minimum of 12hours per semester) with a declared major in radio, television, film, public relations, advertising/communications or broadcasting.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS

  1. Must attend a Texas public or private high school in the state of Texas.
  2. Candidate must be graduating as a senior for the 2017-2018 calendar school year.
  3. Candidate may be male or female.
  4. An overall GPA of 3.25 (based on a 4.0 scale).
  5. Must be enrolled in a Texas public or private university for the 2018-2019 school year.
  6. Must have a declared major in radio, tv, film, PR, advertising/communications or broadcasting for the Summer or Fall 2018 semester.

The Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applications. This committee will make the final award selections based on the merits of the applicants.

Application Material Required.

Please type and forward the Scholarship Application to the email address listed below. Submissions MUST BE received via email by March 9, 2018. Each applicant will receive a receipt confirmation within 48 hours of submission. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Mercer Juliette.A.Mercer@abc.com.

Please submit essays with application to:

scholarship@allwomeninmedia-dfw.org

(Please include ‘AMW-DFW GALA Scholarship’ in the subject line.)

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted

AWM Scholarships

2018 IRENE RUNNELS-PAULA MCSTAY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

IRENE RUNNELS-PAULA MCSTAY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Scholarship Program
In 1960, the Alliance for Women in Media became the first professional broadcasting organization to establish an educational foundation. Our mission is to utilize the media to create positive change. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the media and allied fields.

The Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Inc. awarded two scholarships totaling $10,000 in the names of Irene Runnels, a distinguished and respected Dallas broadcaster and Paula McStay, a former Fort Worth advertising executive.  These scholarships, available in early 2017, will be administered through the University Financial Aid Office and must be applied toward undergraduate or graduate tuition only.

The Irene Runnels-Paula McStay scholarship was awarded to (2) college students attending a Texas public or private university that offers radio, television, film, public relations, advertising/communications or broadcasting as the major emphasis of study.

Applicants were considered on the basis of educational and career goals in their major field of study, activities and honors, service to community and references.  The scholarships were acknowledged at the Dallas Area Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Award of Excellence Gala on April 13, 2017.

 

We want to congratulate 2017 recipients of the Irene Runnels –Paula McStay $5,000 scholarships, Rita de Obarrio & Breck Faught.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Rita de Obarrio is one of our recipients for this year’s Irene    Runnels- Paula McStay  Scholarship. Rita is an  international student     currently attending SMU with a double  major in Advertising and   Psychology and a minor in Business. She plans on    graduating in May   2018. During her college enrollment, Rita took on two internships  to     gain knowledge in the advertising world. One with 4Ever Magic Corp   (Disney  consumer products) and the other in Panama City as  a digital   assistant where she  was  able to create a social playbook for Lexus &   Toyota. She believes the more we earn and know, the more creative    we  can be. For her, women such as  Paula McStay serve  as an   inspiration and reminder that, regardless of our gender, through hard work we  can achieve great things and make positive influences in every field. After her undergraduate graduation, she would like to continue her studies by pursuing a master’s degree in marketing management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Her goal is to utilize her education to make an impact internationally in today’s advertising industry. 

   Breck Faught is also one of our recipients for this  year’s Irene  Runnels- Paula McStay Scholarship.  Breck  is currently attending  Texas  Tech University with a  major in Advertising and a minor in  Business. She  plans on graduating in May 2018.  Along with owning  her own  photography business since May of 2011, Breck  has held  multiple  positions in the advertising field, such as a local  reporter/photographer  for Town Talk Radio and a social media  director at Exceptional Events  Texas.  While managing a small  business, participating in extracurricular  activities, volunteering in various organizations, Breck has maintained an overall 4.0 GPA and remained on the President’s list for Fall 2015, Spring 2016 & Fall 2016. Breck feels that the heart of advertising is uniting the consumer and the advertiser. And she believes her entrepreneurship and recent work experiences have influenced her ability to do just that.