Apply for ANWC’s 2015 Scholarship – Deadline is March 23!

The ANWC is now inviting applications for its 2015 scholarships, and eligible students have until March 23 to apply.

For the 2015-16 academic year, the Club will award three $3,000 scholarships to full-time undergraduate college women at participating universities in the Washington, D.C., area. Those universities are: George Washington University, Howard University, American University, the University of Maryland (College Park) and George Mason University.

Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors in good standing, with a declared major in one of the communications professions. Scholarship awards will be based on an applicant’s demonstrated merit, financial need, professional commitment and seriousness of purpose.

The deadline for applications is COB March 23, and award decisions will be announced April 20. Winners must be able to attend the Club’s Excellence in Journalism gala honoring Norah O’Donnell on June 11 at the National Press Club, where they will be recognized and receive their scholarships.

Applicants may obtain the ANWC application from their universities or by downloading it here. The application and supporting materials should be sent to


Meet the 2014 ANWC Scholars

The American News Women’s Club awards scholarships to three or four journalism students each year. The 2014 ANWC Scholars are all aspiring journalists who have demonstrated merit, professional commitment and seriousness of purpose. They are:

  Emily Schweich HeadshotEmily Schweich, a rising junior at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, who is  pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. Her goal is to become a Washington-based news anchor, reporting particularly on issues affecting women including gender-based violence and workplace fairness and diversity. She has interned at WUSA9, worked as a volunteer behind the cameras for Maryland Capital News Service’s Maryland Newsline and works part-time in communications for the university’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Emily is also ANWC’s 2014 Jane Lingo Scholar, named in honor of pioneering journalist Jane Tunstall Lingo, a long-time ANWC member who was also among the first women admitted to the National Press Club. The second half of her career was advancing women’s education at George Washington University, and she endowed this special ANWC scholarship.


Dominique BonessiDominique Bonessi, a rising senior at the George Washington University who is majoring in journalism and mass communications, and Arab language and literature. Her goal as a journalist is to use her language skills to increase understanding among cultures. While still in high school, she studied in Cairo, Egypt, and that experience, with the subsequent events of the Arab spring, led her to choose her double major. She’s interned with Middle East Broadcasting and, most recently, has been studying in Amman, Jordan, where she gathered material on how social media affects the lives of Jordanian women, the topic of her senior thesis.




Diana MarinaccioDiana Marinaccio, a rising senior at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where she’s majoring in journalism and mass communications, and minoring in Spanish/cross-cultural communications. She aspires to become a multimedia news producer working with broadcast and on-line platforms. She has interned with The Today Show in New York and NBC4 in Washington, and will intern this summer with Dateline NBC in New York. On campus, she has been a multimedia editor with the GW Hatchet and interned with Prime Movers Media, teaching journalism to high school students.