Women in Media Scholarship Application

Size and Scope of Scholarship

The Heroic Girls Foundation will award two $500 scholarships to women attending college in California who are studying media creation (filmmaking, writing, art, journalism and television).

Purpose of the Scholarship

To promote better representation of women and girls in popular media by offsetting the cost of higher education for women entering the field of media creation (film, art, journalism and television).

How To Apply

Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words or less using one of the following prompts:

  1. Tell us about a woman — real or fictional — in pop culture who inspired you and the impact she has had on your life.
  2. Why is better representation for women and girls in pop culture important?
  3. What area do you see an opportunity to improve representation for women and girls in pop culture?


  • All entries become the property of the Heroic Girls Foundation. We reserve the right to post your essay online or in print form.
  • Entries must be received by May 31, 2024.
  • Winners will be notified on August 5, 2024.

Submit your essay here.