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Scholarship - NY Women in Communications

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation
2008 Scholarship Program


The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

Awards are for use in the 2008-2009 academic year. Apply now!

ELIGIBILITY
·High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, and will graduate in 2008.
·College undergraduate students who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA
·Graduate students who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA

Applicants are eligible even if they attend or plan to attend a college or university located outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA as long as their permanent residence is in one of those states.

QUALIFICATIONS
An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, english, film, journalism, marketing, new media, or public relations.

Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better (or the high school equivalent).

SELECTION
An appointed New York Women in Communications Scholarship Committee will select the winners. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, need, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community-service activities, honors and other awards or recognition, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal and/or family circumstances. Finalists will be required to attend an in-person interview in New York City on a date in February to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.   

Only complete applications postmarked by Tuesday, January 15, 2008, will be accepted. If you are unable to obtain your transcripts and/or recommendations and your school has to send them under separate cover, the must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, January 22, 2008. There will be no exceptions.

Send completed application packages to:
New York Women in Communications Foundation 2008 Scholarship Program
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York NY 10017-6603 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour Magazine
This scholarship is 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.

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

Awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid internship at
the company’s New York City headquarters during Summer 2008.

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship (Two scholarships)

Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a
career in advertising or public relations. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship during Summer 2008.

PLEASE BE ADVISED

  • Each separate submission (i.e., essay, resumé) must be typed using double spacing on a separate sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper - one-sided pages, numbered if there are multiple pages, and with your names at the top of each page.
  • Please do not staple any part of your application, and do not include unrequested materials (i.e., press clippings, writing samples, photos).
  • Submit three sets or your complete applications.
  • No part of your application will be returned.
An in-person interview in New York City, to be scheduled during February 2008 at the convenience of the New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship Committee, is required of all finalists.

Applicants should note that funding for named scholarships awarded through the New York Women in Communications Foundation is provided directly by corporations or foundations that retain the right to impose certain conditions on the qualifications of their scholarship recipients. These conditions which may include, but not be limited to, a candidate’s area of study or declared major, diversity, age or year of study.

Recipients of scholarship awards will be notified no later than April 1, 2008, and will be acknowledged on-stage at our Matrix Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 7, 2007 in New York City. Scholarship recipients must provide confirmation of acceptance into an undergraduate or graduate program no later than May 15, 2008. Scholarship monies will be awarded directly to educational institutions in June.

Recipients are expected to attend and participate in the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards Luncheon, exhibiting attire and behavior that is exemplary for a young professional. Recipients are viewed as young ambassadors for New York Women in Communications. As such, they will be invited to New York Women in Communications events throughout the course of the year and are expected to attend as many a possible. They are encouraged to participate in committees and other activities.

OBLIGATIONS OF RECIPIENTS
SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL
Renewal is not automatic. Past recipients are eligible to reapply

CHANGE OF STATUS

Recipients are required to notify New York Women in Communications of any changes of school or home address and other contact information, enrollment status, or other relevant information.

COURSE OF STUDY
While the course of study is left to the student, the recipient must major in a communications-related field and take sufficient credits each semester to qualify as a full-time student during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

CONDITIONS FOR TRANSFER
While the holder of a scholarship is expected to continue at the same college or university, the Scholarship Committee will consider transferring a scholarship to another institution. The student must notify the Scholarship Committee of intent to transfer, provide evidence of good standing at the college/university attended, and submit evidence of acceptance at the new college/university.

INTERRUPTION OF STUDIES
A student may request that the award be held if a recipient's studies are interrupted by prolonged illness, an accident, or other extenuating circumstances (to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis). Any such interruption must be documented in writing and reported promptly to the Scholarship Committee for approval. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Scholarship Committee of intent to resume full-time study so that arrangements can be made for reinstatement of the award. If the interruption is medical, it must be documented in writing by a physician.

Apply now!

 

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