Eligibility and Qualifications

  • U.S. citizens who are permanent residents of 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 2014 
  • College undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of one of these states 
  • 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 who are not permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA but who are currently enrolled in a communications program at a college/university in one of the five boroughs of New York City may apply. (NOTE: This excludes high school seniors who will be enrolling as freshmen and excludes college students who are applying to transfer into a college or university in the five boroughs.) 

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)

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 the NYWICI Foundation.