NYWIC Hearst Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 24

Friday
Awarded By:

New York Women in Communications

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  2. Must be a woman.
  3. Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career related to magazine or digital publishing.
  4. Must be a resident of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.
  6. Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for undergraduate women who have completed at least one year of study toward a degree in communications or journalism. Applicants must reside in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania and must show an interest in and commitment to magazine publishing or digital/online media.

Application requirements for the NYWIC Hearst Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Resume
  • Acceptance verification
Additional Information: The New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI) Heart Scholarship is awarded to a college sophomore, junior, or senior who shows a commitment to pursuing a career in magazines (editorial or ad sales) or digital media. An appointed NYWICI Scholarship Committee will select the winners. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, need, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community service activities, honors, 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 March to be determined by the Scholarship Committee. Recipients of scholarship awards will be notified no later than March and will be acknowledged on-stage at the Matrix Awards Luncheon in April in New York City. Scholarship recipients must provide confirmation of acceptance into an undergraduate or graduate program no later than May. Scholarship monies will be awarded directly to educational institutions in June.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 24

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 24

Applications are available online on the New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI) website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit the following: a resume or a page that includes school and extracurricular activities (include any work experience, internships, communications-related activities and NYWICI involvement with dates and length of activity), significant achievements, academic awards/honors received, and community service work; a 300- to 500-word personal story addressing the topic listed on the application; two letters of recommendation from a professor, employer and/or adviser (one must be from a professor or adviser); an official transcript from all colleges attended with proof of a qualifying grade point average; and verification of acceptance for the upcoming academic year to an accredited college or university. If the student is unable to obtain his/her transcripts and/or recommendations and the student's school has to send them under separate cover, they must be received by the deadline date. The application and all supporting materials must be submitted online and must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Julie Livingston
Address: 355 Lexington Ave. 15th Floor New York, New York 10017-6603

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