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The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship

The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship open to college students interested in a career in public relations. Applicants must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field. The scholarship includes a paid summer internship at the company's New York City headquarters.

Applicable majors include advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, journalism, marketing, new media, or public relations. Candidates must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or above. One scholarship is awarded every year.

The scholarship is named after Judy Corman, a publishing executive who helped bring to life the global dynamo named Harry Potter. Corman was senior vice president at Robinson, Lerer & Montgomery, a New York public relations firm.

The scholarship is sponsored by New York Women in Communications Inc. (NYWICI), a non-profit organization for communications professionals in the New York metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1929 and supports women in the field of communications at every career stage from student to corporate executives.

Students are encouraged to check the organization's web site as NYWICI awards 15-20 scholarships each year, generally in the amount of $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 each. Several are awards sponsored by corporations or foundations.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $10,000.

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