BMLI Scholarship

Applications for the 2021/2022 program are now OPEN.​

With the support of a grant from the Walter Kaitz Foundation, WICT is pleased to offer two scholarships to participate in the 2020/2021 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. The intention of the scholarships is to assist women working in companies that couldn’t otherwise afford to pay for their participation in the program. The scholarships will cover the following costs involved with the program:

  • Program Application Fee – 100% of the Program Registration Fee:
  • Travel allowance to cover:
    • Round-trip Airfare: advanced purchase economy ticket
    • Hotel Accommodations for each of the five sessions
    • Ground Transportation, Parking, Tips
    • Expenses for meals not included in the program.

To apply for the scholarship, as a candidate you must be employed by a company which is an NCTA member and meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Candidate working at a cable operating company must have 250,000 subscribers or below;
  • Candidate’s place of employment must be geographically outside of a major metropolitan area;
  • Candidate must work in a company employing 200 or less employees;
  • Candidate must work at a company which is independently owned and not publicly traded.
  • Online media and advertiser are ineligible for scholarships.

All scholarship applicants are required to complete the normal BMLI Online Application and HR Approval Form as well as a Scholarship Application Form. Applying for a scholarship does not automatically ensure you a seat in the program. Your BMLI application will be reviewed and assessed within the pool of all BMLI applications received, as part of our normal process. Should you be accepted into the program but not awarded a scholarship you may choose to attend and pay on your own or you may decline the seat in the program.

We will accept scholarship applicants through Thursday, February 25, 2021. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship you must have the approval and support of the appropriate HR contact in your company. If you are planning to apply for a scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application Form and return it to Megan Marksberry, as soon as possible but no later than Thursday, February 25, 2021, and complete your BMLI application online by Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Steps to apply:

  • Check with your HR department to receive approval to apply to the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI). Complete and submit a 2021 BMLI Corporate Approval Form. Return it as soon as possible, no later than Thursday, February 25, 2021.
  • Complete your 2021-2022 BMLI Scholarship Application and return it by February 25, 2021.
  • Complete your online BMLI application​​​​​ and submit it no later than Thursday, February 25, 2021.
    • Download a Word version of the 2021 BMLI Application.  (NOTE: This form is only intended to be a guide to developing your answers–the actual application must be submitted using our online system).
    • Scholarship applicants are not required to pay the application fee. As a final step in your online application you will be asked to submit your application fee and given a choice of “pay by credit card” or “pay by check.” Select the pay by check option. An invoice will be generated which you can discard. Your application fee will be covered by the Walter Kaitz Foundation grant.


WICT thanks the Walter Kaitz Foundation for its generous support.​