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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

If you are a young woman who intends to pursue a career in the communications field, this is a scholarship opportunity for you! Imagine being able to network with seasoned professionals in the field of communications while you are still a student? Learn from this best and you will be on your way to success!

Scholarship: New York Women in Communications Scholarship

Awarding Organization: New York Women in Communications (NYWICI)

Amount: $2,000, $5,000, and $10,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 15-20

Eligible Students: Residents of NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Can be pursuing undergraduate or graduate programs of study in the following majors: communications, advertising, broadcasting, digital media, English, film, journalism, marketing, and public relations. Note: students who do not reside in one the previously mentioned states, but are enrolled in a communications degree program in NY, are eligible to apply. Must have a GPA of 3.2.

How to Apply: Complete the online application. Supporting materials include: resume, essay, two letters of reference, and a recent transcript. Students who make it to the second round can expect phone interviews, and finalists are required to complete in-person interviews.

Deadline: January 25

Website: https://scholarships.nywici.org/

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross.