MEG Requirements & Obligations

ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDANCE
Grant recipients must attend NYWICI’s Annual Meeting.

MARKETING
Grant recipients must provide a high-resolution photo and written authorization to use it, as well as use of a synopsis of their story and endorsement quotes, in various NYWICI marketing items (i.e., postcards, website, brochures, etc.).

CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Grant awards are not payable to individual recipients. Therefore, upon acceptance, grant recipients must provide written confirmation from provider of continuing education courses, conferences, coaching, etc.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Grant applications can be submitted on a rolling basis, although the due date for Fall 2018’s application is no later than Friday, November 16.

MEMBERSHIP
Grant applicants must be members of NYWICI for at least three consecutive years.

ESSAY
In 500 words or less, tell us what experience you plan to pursue if you are awarded a NYWICI Member Empowerment Grant and how this experience will help further your career in communications within the next three years. You must also include the name of the school, conference or coach and associated costs.

RESUME/BIO
Grant applicants must submit a resume and/or bio with their grant application.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Grant applicants must name one NYWICI member who will support their grant application.

INTERVIEWS
Grant finalists and semi-finalists must be available for phone and/or in-person interviews.  

NOTE: Grant recipients can re-apply if turned down for a grant, but grant winners can only be awarded one grant during their NYWICI membership. Grants must be used within one year of the season (Fall or Spring) of which they were awarded.