Eligibility & Qualifications

  • U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA
  • High school seniors who are permanent residents of and attend a high school in one of these states and will graduate in 2019 
  • College undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of one of these states 
  • College undergraduates must be full time and graduate students can be full time or part time
  • Graduate students must also be members of New York Women in Communications in good standing (i.e., dues for the current year paid in full before applying- no exceptions)

NOTE:  As long as they fulfill the permanent home residency requirements, applicants are eligible even if they attend or plan to attend an accredited U.S. college/university located outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA .  This includes participation in a communications-related semester or quarter abroad if still registered at an accredited college/university in the U.S.

  • U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who do not live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA but who are currently enrolled in a communications program at a college/university in New York state may apply.

QUALIFICATIONS

An applicant must

  • be majoring, planning to declare a major, or pursuing an advanced degree in a communications-related field at an accredited college/university in the U.S. Communications-related fields include, but are not limited to, advertising, broadcasting, communications, digital media, English, film, journalism, marketing, public relations, or publishing.

  • have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better (or the recalculated high school equivalent of 87% or better)

  • If awarded, the scholarship funds must be used for the 2019-2020 academic year

Past scholarship winners who are reapplying must be NYWICI members in good standing (i.e., dues for the current year paid in full, if applicable). NOTE: No individual can receive the same named scholarship twice or more than two scholarships in total through NYWICI.