Community College-Bound? Here’s a Scholarship Op For You!

Hi Smart Girls,

I’m a member of a professional network of women working in media called Chicks Who Click, and we’re launching a new scholarship this year for young women ages 17 – 20 attending a community college in the 2008-2009 school year. If this describes you, check out all the details below, and good luck!

XOXO Debbie

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Chicks Who Click Scholarship
ChicksWhoClick is an international private network of women in media, creative arts, communications and girls’ & women’s advocacy. CWC was founded in 2002 and consists of an mail list, social networking web site and offline networking events. Members of CWC share inside lines on job and project leads, publicize their work, get career advice and contacts, collaborate and support each other’s work and goals.

About the scholarship
CWC believes in supporting young women in reaching their potential. We’ve created a privately funded scholarship to help one young woman pay for her community college education in pursuit of a career in media, journalism, creative arts, communications, or girls’ & women’s advocacy.

The winner will receive:

  • A cash gift-card in the amount of $1,150 to be applied toward your college education
  • A membership invitation to CWC to introduce you to a network of mentors and peers who can support you as you pursue your education, future job opportunities and creative paths.

How the winner is chosen:
A CWC panel will review applicant submissions. By July 1, finalists will be contacted for proof of community college enrollment and a brief phone interview. The panel will choose the winner based on a majority vote. Winner will be announced in August 2008. Applicants will be judged on the strength of their essays and the idea those essays contain. Finalists will also be evaluated on interviews.

To qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be a young woman between the ages of 17-20 living in the United States.
  • Be attending a U.S. community college in fall 2008 or winter 2009.
  • Be intent on pursing a degree or career in communications, journalism, new media, creative writing or women’s studies.
  • Agree to send an update to CWC after the conclusion of the 2008-2009 academic year describing how your education is evolving, how the scholarship has supported you and what’s next for you.
  • Be prepared to provide proof of enrollment for fall 2008 or winter 2009 semesters.

How to apply:
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please submit the following materials to Tara Swords, CWC moderator, via email () NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2008:

  • An essay of 700-800 words telling us your intended field of study, why you are drawn to it, and how this scholarship and support from CWC can help you achieve your goals.
  • The following personal information in the body of your email: Name, age, mailing address and telephone number; Name, city and state of the community college you plan to attend and when you will enroll; Your intended field of study


  1. zak Said,

    February 13, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

    Does Chicks That Click have a website? I keep finding sites for photographers, but not a network of women in media? How do I find out more about it?


  2. dreber Said,

    February 16, 2008 @ 10:15 am

    Hiya! We don’t have a website…it’s not a formal organization. We are a group of professional women working in the media who communicate to each other through a list-serve. You can email me at if you have any other questions!

    Best, Debbie

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