If you are a woman planning on embarking on a career in the field of communications, you will definitely want to look into the New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship program. Each year, the Foundation awards 15-20 high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students with scholarships ranging from $2,500-$10,000.
In order to qualify, you must be a permanent resident of NY, NJ, CT, or PA. You do not necessarily need to plan on attending a college in one of these states, so long as your state residency remains intact. You must declare a major in communications, journalism, film, English, broadcasting, marketing, public relations, new media, or another related field. You also must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher. Students must demonstrate leadership and participation in school and community service activities. You also must state your goals and circumstances. The annual deadline to apply for this prestigious award is January 31st. If you are selected as a finalist, you will need to attend an interview in New York City in February so that the scholarship committee can review your candidacy. This is an exciting award and a great opportunity to win financial assistance for your education. Good luck!