Scholarship

WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to members for WICT National and local programs as well as other professional development programs throughout the year. Established in 2010, the Scholarship program enables WICT Greater Philadelphia members to attend the WICT Leadership Conference, Executive Development Seminars (EDS), Mentoring Program, and more.


2020 Overview of Upcoming Scholarships Opportunities

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  • WICT Leadership Luncheon: 2 scholarships
  • WICT Mentoring Circles: 2 scholarships
  • WICT Leadership Conference: 2 scholarships
  • STEM Scholarships: 4 scholarships
  • PA Conference for Women: 10 scholarships
  • EDS Executive Leadership Presence: 2 scholarships
  • EDS Fall- Leading with Power and Authenticity- 1 scholarship

WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars Program
Now through July 27, 2020

The WICT Philadelphia Chapter Board is pleased to announce we are offering 3 scholarships as part of the WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars program. The program will award 3 scholarships to students of $3,000 each for the fall semester 2020.

The WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars program aims to increase the number of under-represented distinguished STEM graduates in the Philadelphia area.

Eligibility:
Enrolled as a full time student (minimum 12 credits) in an undergraduate program in the Philadelphia area or be a resident of the Philadelphia area Must demonstrate leadership potential and / or interest in furthering the involvement of women in STEM Be declared in a major in STEM or other defined majors such as marketing, public relations, design, etc. Have a GPA of 3.0 minimum Sophomore + in college program Demonstrate leadership through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities

Eligible Majors:
In addition to the criteria above, to be eligible to be admitted to the WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars program, a student must declare one of the following majors: Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Design, Marketing, Communications

Selection Timeline:
Applications to the program open May 21, 2020 and must be submitted by July 27, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and Scholars will be selected and notified no later than August 31, 2020.

What’s included: Registration for the event and ground transportation to and from The Plaza Hotel.

3 Scholarships Available – $3,000 to assist with Fall 2020 College Expenses
Deadline to apply is July 27, 2020

WICT Executive Leadership Series:
Executive Leadership Presence
September 30, 2020
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Executive Leadership Presence, one of two workshops in WICT’s Executive Development Series, is designed for mid-career cable professional women to develop Leadership Presence as a means to inspire confidence, engage and influence others, and maintain productivity while increasing visibility and career mobility.

This two-day program will introduce participants to a unique framework and toolkit of 21 specific attributes, skills and thought processes that work together to help them build the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Project strong executive presence.
  • Create powerful, high-impact first impressions.
  • Achieve a “Confident Casual®” style in both formal presentations and impromptu communications.
  • Build and maintain a reputation for strong executive presence and a value-based leadership brand.

During the program, each element of the Executive Presence Management System is presented sequentially, from inner self to ultimate external manifestation. Finally, participants practice bringing all elements together to convey the “Confident Casual®” target (the ability to convey complementary messaging that is both strategic and visionary, while also engaging hearts/emotions in the processes), are videotaped, and receive feedback from their peers and our professional coaches.

The event is 2 days running from September 30, 2020 – October 1, 2020

What’s included: Airfare, Hotel and Uber/Taxi transportation to/from airport

2 Scholarships Available
Deadline to apply is August 7, 2020

WICT Executive Development Series:
Leading with Power and Authenticity
September 30, 2020
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Who should attend:

EDS is for mid-career professionals who aspire to advance to the VP level and beyond. It is an ideal stepping stone in-between WICT’s Rising Leaders Program and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI).

Key takeaways:

  • Incorporate a new sense of self-awareness into your leadership development plan.
  • Identify your key values and patterns of success that are compatible with your work style.
  • Align your priorities with work behaviors.
  • Build a strong support system for professional and personal resiliency.

A panel discussion, integrated into the learning experience, will address personal and professional journeys of industry leaders. While touching on the current state of the industry and expectations for the future, panelists will also share personal insights into the skills required for overcoming obstacles to achieve success in the workplace.

On the final day, you will develop a tailored action plan that draws upon what you learned from the program’s lectures, group exercises, peer feedback and deeply personal reflection.

This is a 2 1/2 day seminar that runs from September 30, 2020 – October 2, 2020

What’s included: Registration, Airfare, Hotel, Uber/Taxi transportation to/from airport

1 Scholarship Available
Deadline to apply is August 7, 2020

Scholarship Selection

The WICT Greater Philadelphia Scholarship Committee will review all applications submitted and received on or before the application deadline. If you are selected, WICT will help you submit your registration. All applicants will be notified of the results. We are excited to offer these opportunities to the membership and look forward to reviewing the applications!

Scholarship eligibility requirements and conditions:

  • Applicant must be a female, WICT member.
  • Applicant has received manager’s approval to participate in the program.
  • Applicant has not received more than two scholarships in the calendar year.
  • Applicant understands that if selected, they will volunteer for at least one WICT event within the next 12 months.
  • Applicant will write an article/blog on their experience for the WICT Philadelphia newsletter/website.

The following factors are considered when selecting scholarship recipients. Applicant demonstrates:

  • Thoughtful, clear, and thorough responses.
  • Applicant has volunteered for the Philadelphia WICT Chapter within the last two years.
  • Clear goals that will be achieved by attending the event.
  • Financial need.
  • Timely submission

For more information please contact:

Name: Wendy Crocker, Scholarship Director
Email:  Wendy_Crocker@cable.comcast.com