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Saturday, January 10, 2009

NYWICI '09 Scholarships

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation
2009 Scholarship Program
Deadline: Jan. 30 – NO EXCEPTIONS (including transcripts)


Prof. Lynn Appelbaum alerts all eligible students to the following NYWICI scholarship opportunities; download an application at:

http://www.nywicifoundation.org/

Each year, the Foundation – in conjunction with New York Women in Communications – awards scholarships on the basis of academic excellence, need, and involvement in the field of communications.

Awards are for use in the 2009-10 academic year.

Please read all of the following information before submitting the application on the next page.

ELIGIBILITY
Permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA
• High school seniors who are permanent residents and attend a high school in one of these states and will graduate in 2009
• College undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of one of these states
NOTE: As long as they fulfill the permanent home residency requirements, applicants are eligible even if they attend or plan to attend a college or university located outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA

Residents outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA
• College undergraduate and graduate students who are not permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA but who are currently enrolled in a communications program at the undergraduate or graduate level in one of the five boroughs of New York City

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 or March to be determined by the Scholarship Committee.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour magazine
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 2009.

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and internship
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 2009.

Carlozzi Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who is an accomplished writer.

New York Women In Communications Alumna Award of Excellence
This scholarship is awarded to a previous scholarship winner who is dedicated to strengthening the NYWICI sisterhood and has shown outstanding growth as a student since she first became a recipient. The NYWICI Alumna Award of Excellence is supported by the fundraising efforts of previous scholarship winners.

Only complete applications postmarked by Friday, January 30, 2009, will be accepted. There will be no exceptions; send to:

New York Women in Communications Foundation
2009 Scholarship Program
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York NY 10017-6603

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