New York Women in Communications awards scholarships each year as part of our mission to empower future generations in the communications field. Most are named, or sponsored, awards supported by corporations or foundations that retain the right to impose certain criteria that may include, but not be limited to, a declared major, internship availability, year in school, personal background.

For details, see the list below. We’ll be adding more information as scholarships becomes available, so check back often!

The Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship
This scholarship supports the study of sports media communications or management and is intended for those hoping to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, reporting, programming, or production. Applicants must be at least a rising junior.

The Beth-Ellen Keyes Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in the spirit of Beth-Ellen, who was deeply involved in the organization’s MATRIX, scholarship, and mentorship programs. The recipient will be a rising sophomore, junior or senior who plans to work within or provide communications services to nonprofit organizations. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to this sector through current and past activities, preferably in leadership roles.

The Beverly Wettenstein Scholarship for Women’s Studies
“Celebrate Women Every Day and Make History!” was the message and mission of Beverly Wettenstein. Beverly was a national speaker, award-winning journalist, author, active NYWICI member, women’s advocate, and historian who focused on the news coverage of women and women’s issues. This scholarship awarded annually in her name to a college student pursuing a career in journalism with an interest in telling women’s stories in the amount of $5,000.

The Esperanza Scholarship
Awarded to a student of Hispanic heritage pursuing the dream of a career in communications. The Esperanza award is sponsored by Daisy Expósito-Ulla, Partner/President-CEO of d expósito & Partners.

The Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship 
Awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is a rising junior/senior/grad student and has demonstrated an interest in a career in communications.  IPG is the holding company for a large number of firms focused on communications. Some of the most well-known advertising and PR brands include McCann Worldgroup, R/GA, FCB, Deutsch, Weber Shandwick, Golin and Momentum. Two scholarships awarded. Student must be available for a paid summer internship.

The Kaplow Scholarship
This prestigious honor is awarded to a high-performing multicultural college student approaching their sophomore, junior or senior year who is nurturing their career in marketing communications and public relations. It provides training as well as mentorship geared toward education and engagement and sets the foundation for achieving success in an entry-level role and beyond.

The Alumna Scholarship
Awarded to a previous scholarship winner who has demonstrated academic excellence and strong engagement with NYWICI.

The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship
The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college.

The NYWICI Past Presidents’ Scholarship
Awarded in the spirit of New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Past Presidents, this annual scholarship was established by contributions from individuals who have served as NYWICI President. The recipient will be a rising college junior or senior who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the
communications field. The awardee has demonstrated effective leadership abilities, an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and has a bold and dynamic personality, in all aspects of their life. More importantly this recipient has the drive and potential to be a future NYWICI President.

The Ellen Levine Memorial Scholarship
Ellen Levine was a trailblazer and innovator. After serving as editor in chief of Good Housekeeping and Women’s Day, Ellen became Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines, creating blockbuster brands including O, The Oprah Magazine, Food Network Magazine and HGTV Magazine. Oprah Winfrey famously called her Queen Levine, and she was revered for her award-winning editorial work, much of which focused on issues related to product safety, women’s health and much more. Ellen was also deeply involved with New York Women in Communications and received a Matrix Award in 1989.

Supported by Hearst, this scholarship will be awarded to a rising college junior or senior who embodies Ellen’s tenacity, dedication, and passion for ideas and is interested in pursuing a career in digital/print magazine journalism. The student must be available for a paid summer 2023 internship at Hearst Magazines in New York City.


Recipients are chosen by the New York Women in Communications Scholarship Committee based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community-service activities, honors and other awards or recognition, work experience, and statement of goals and aspirations. Need and unusual personal and/or family circumstances are also considered.