Sponsored Scholarships

The Foundation awards 15-20 scholarships each year, generally in the amount of $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 each. Several 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.

Carlozzi Family Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated accomplishment as a writer. 

Esperanza Scholarship 
Awarded to a student of Hispanic heritage pursuing the dream of a career in communications. 

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 who has demonstrated an interest in a career in advertising or public relations. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship in New York City during summer 2014.  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 Erickson, Draftfcb, Deutsch, Gotham, Weber Shandwick, and GolinHarris. Two scholarships awarded.

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and internship from Scholastic
Awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company’s New York City headquarters during summer 2014.

Loreen Arbus Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a disability and/or whose work in media addresses issues related to disability.

McGraw-Hill Companies Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in corporate communications and public relations. 

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. Includes a summer internship in the Communications Department working on corporate and editorial CSR programs for college credit.

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.

Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour 
Awarded to a college student who has had some experience in writing, reporting, or design and who has a demonstrated interest in magazine journalism or publishing. Includes an opportunity to visit the magazine and spend a week with the editorial team. 


Recipients are chosen by the New York Women in Communications Foundation 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.