NYWIC Esperanza Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
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 Hispanic.
  2. Must be a woman.
  3. Must be a resident of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania.
  4. Must be majoring in communications or journalism.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  6. This award is for U.S. students.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for Hispanic women who are majoring in journalism or communications. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and must be residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania.

Application requirements for the NYWIC Esperanza Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Resume
  • Acceptance verification
Additional Information: The New York Women in Communications' Foundation, the charitable arm of New York Women in Communications, will award college scholarships to qualified applicants on the basis of academic excellence, need, and involvement in the field of communications. Residents of the tri-state area and Pennsylvania who are focusing on communication studies are eligible to submit applications for scholarships. A student is eligible even if she is attending a school outside New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania, as long as her home address is in one of these regions. Applicants for the Esparanza scholarship must be of Hispanic heritage or descent. 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: $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

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.
About New York Women in Communications:
Contact Information: Julie Livingston, Public Relations Department
Address: 355 Lexington Ave. 15th Floor New York, New York 10017-6603

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