Sponsored Scholarships

New York Women in Communications awards scholarships each year as part of our mission to empower women in the communications field. Most 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. We'll be adding more scholarships closer to the deadline, so check back!

The 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, programming or production. Applicants must be at least a rising junior.


The Carlozzi Family Scholarship
Awarded to a rising college sophomore, junior or senior who demonstrates recognized accomplishment as a writer both inside and outside of the academic environment and who intends to pursue a career in which writing will be central.  Applicants for this scholarship must provide a link to a representative portfolio of writing samples. Preference will be given to candidates who are from or attending an academic institution in the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area. 

The 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 Expósito-Ulla, and her firm d expósito & Partners.


The Hearst Scholarship
The scholarship is given to a college sophomore, junior, or senior with a demonstrated commitment to a career in magazine media (editorial, sales, marketing, technology, product, etc.).


The 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 communications. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship in New York City during summer 2020. 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, Golin and Momentum (https://www.momentumww.com/), an Ad Age Agency Standout and winner of two Bronze Lions at Cannes. Two scholarships awarded.


The Kaplow Scholarship
Awarded to an ethnically diverse student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising sophomore/junior/senior in college. The student must be able to fulfill the paid internship at Kaplow, an award-winning public relations and communications firm, during summer 2020.


The Meredith 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.


The Scholastic Scholarship and Internship 
Awarded to a student with a passion for communications and desire to learn about media relations, social media, content creation and more. Must be a rising junior/senior in college who is able and eager to fulfill a paid internship at the company’s New York City headquarters during summer 2020.


The Alumna Scholarship
Awarded to a previous scholarship winner who has demonstrated academic excellence and strong activity with NYWICI.



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.