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New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by New York Women in Communications Foundation

Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 20

The 2023 NYWICI Scholarship application is now open! NYWICI believes in empowering future generations in communications and wants to support you.

  • Do you reside in NY, NJ, CT, or PA? Or live in a different state but go to school in NY?
  • Are you a high school senior or full-time undergraduate or graduate student?
  • Is your major in the field of communications?

If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you may be eligible for a NYWICI Scholarship! Check below for eligibility requirements and qualifications.

Applications will close on February 28.


  • U. S. citizens or Permanent Residents who live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA
  • College undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of one of these states.
  • College undergraduates and graduate students must be full-time students
  • 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 students 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.


An applicant must:

  • be majoring, planning to declare a major, or pursuing an advanced degree in a communications-related field at a U.S. accredited college/university. 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 87%) or better
  • be available for an interview April 27-29 with timing TBD
  • If awarded, the scholarship funds must be used for the next academic year. We give the scholarship money directly to the school.


  • If the letter is not on letterhead (strongly preferred), the writer must provide complete contact information.
  • One must be from a faculty member from the applicant’s current institution (i.e., someone from whom the applicant has taken a class and can comment on coursework or an academic advisor).
  • The second recommendation must be from the applicant’s supervisor for a job, internship, or volunteer activity; the applicant’s athletic coach; the academic adviser of an extracurricular activity in which the applicant participates; or the instructor from an outside class or course the applicant has taken.
  • If a person writing a recommendation prefers to send the recommendation directly to NYWICI, they can send it to info@nywici.org and we will attach it to the student’s file.


Recipients who apply for sponsored scholarships that have mandatory internships not only MUST be available to complete the internships but also MUST notify us if their ability to do so changes at any point in the scholarship process. A recipient who fails to do so will be disqualified from receiving any scholarship from us and will not receive a free year’s membership.

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.

Sponsored Scholarships (see individual application requirements online)

  • The Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship
  • The Beth-Ellen Keyes Memorial Scholarship
  • The Beverly Wettenstein Scholarship for Women’s Studies
  • The Esperanza Scholarship
  • The Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship
  • The Kaplow Scholarship
  • The Alumna Scholarship
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship
  • The NYWICI Past Presidents’ Scholarship
  • The Ellen Levine Memorial Scholarship

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