Sponsored Scholarships

New York Women in Communications awards 15-20 scholarships each year, generally in the amount of $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 each. Several are named, or sponsored, awards supported by corporations or foundations that retain the right to impose certain criteria that may include, but not be limited to, a declared major, internship availability, year in school, personal background, etc.

For more details, see the list below.

Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship
This scholarship supports the study of sports media communications or management and is intended for those hoping to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, reporting, programing or production. Applicants must be at least a rising junior.

Carlozzi Family Scholarship
Awarded to a rising college sophomore, junior or senior who has demonstrated notable accomplishment as a writer inside and outside of the academic environment. 

Esperanza Scholarship
Awarded to a student of Hispanic heritage pursuing the dream of a career in communications. The Esperanza award is funded by former matrix recipient, Daisy Exposito-Ulla, and her firm d exposito & Partners.

Hearst Scholarship
Awarded to a college sophomore, junior, or senior with a demonstrated commitment to a career in magazines (editorial or ad sales) or digital media.

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and internship
Awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has demonstrated an interest in a career in comunications. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship in New York City during summer 2017. IPG is the holding company for a large number of firms focused on communications. Some of the most well known advertising and PR brands include McCann Worldgroup, R/GA, FCB, Deutsch, Weber Shandwick, and Golin. Two scholarships awarded.

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and internship from Scholastic
Awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company’s New York City headquarters during summer 2017.

Meredith Corporation Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in publishing (print, digital and /or marketing) and who has completed the sophomore year in college. Includes a summer internship in the Communications Department working on corporate and editorial CSR programs for college credit.

New York Women in Communications Alumna Award of Excellence
Awarded to a previous scholarship winner who is dedicated to strengthening NYWICI and has shown outstanding growth as a student since she first became a recipient. This scholarship is supported by the fund-raising efforts of previous scholarship winners.

Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour 
Awarded to a college student who has experience in writing, reporting, or design for digital and/or print and who has a demonstrated interest in magazine journalism or publishing. Includes an opportunity to visit the magazine and spend a week with the editorial team.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Recipients are chosen by the New York Women in Communications Scholarship Committee on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community-service activities, honors and other awards or recognition, work experience, and statement of goals and aspirations. Need and unusual personal and/or family circumstances are also considered.