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. 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.

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.

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. 

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 communications. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship in New York City during summer 2019. 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.
Students who are interested in this scholarship must be available for an in-person interview on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and internship from Scholastic
Awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company’s New York City headquarters during summer 2019.

Kaplow Scholarship and Internship
Awarded to an ethnically diverse student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising sophomore/junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill the paid internship at Kaplow, a public relations and communications firm, during summer 2019.

Meredith Corporation Scholarship and Internship
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.

Metamorphosis TLC Scholarship
Awarded to a student planning a career in journalism, with a preference for a student with an interest in covering STEM or education.

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.

The Patricia O'Connell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to pursuing a career in journalism and to maintaining journalistic standards and professional ethics at the highest level.