TODAY | April 22, 2013
>>> minute to say good morning to the future of women in communications. these 18 women will collectively receive more than $100,000 in scholarships from the new york women in communications foundation at the matrix award ceremony to be held a little later today . susan schultz is the foundation's president. emily is one of the recipients. good morning. tell me about the scholarships.
>> these are 18 young women who will have your jobs one day. they're the future media stars. some of them are still in high school . most are college undergraduates. this year, we were able to award them with $100,000 in scholarships. new york women in communications is the biggest organization awarding scholarships to communications students in the tristate area . so we are just so excited to be honoring them today.
>> you get so many applicants. how do you narrow it down to these special 18?
>> it is so hard. we put them through a grueling process. it's an application, an essay, recommendations, a grueling interview. so they really are the cream of the crop .
>> emily, you're a freshman. you started "we stop hate." tell us about that.
>> sure. we stop hate produces anti-bullying videos on youtube at westophate.org. lady gaga has made a video for us. but it has been a dream come true experience. we spent the night at the waldorf and today we have an amazing day planned. so it's such a good sisterhood to be a part of.
>> well, enjoy the ceremony and do great things, all right?