February 9, 2021

NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing Announces New Scholarship Awards to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Publishing

The Simon & Schuster Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship, Penguin Random House Scholarship, and Macmillan Scholarship Will Support Selected Students Who Attend the Center’s Summer Publishing Institute

NEW YORK, February 9, 2021—Thanks to its extensive connections in the publishing industry, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Center for Publishing has announced new scholarship awards this year, which will foster greater diversity in the publishing industry and enable college juniors and seniors, as well as recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in publishing, with the opportunity to attend its Summer Publishing Institute (SPI). The Summer Publishing Institute, now in its 43rd year, is a renowned, six-week summer intensive that provides pathways to publishing careers and immerses students in the worlds of book publishing and digital/magazine media. Similar to last summer’s program, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the program, which combines workshops, strategy sessions, and presentations by some of the leading figures in publishing, will take place virtually over three weeks, from June 7 to June 25.

The Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship, established by Simon & Schuster; the Penguin Random House Scholarship, and the Macmillan Scholarship have each been created through the Center for Publishing to provide funding in support of the Center’s mission to play a leading role in diversifying the next generation of publishing professionals.

The creation of these scholarships is an important step forward in opening new doors to careers in publishing for talented young individuals across all ethnic and racial backgrounds. As publishing and media companies strive for greater diversity in the workplace, it is critical to address these goals in the earliest stages of career development. Publishing education programs such as SPI are designed to do just that—nurture innate talent. The scholarships will help to make early professional development in the field of publishing possible for individuals who might normally not have access to this opportunity. Additionally, already established scholarship support from the Hearst Foundation and the Women’s Media Group is ongoing.

“We are so grateful to these organizations and publishers for supporting the Summer Publishing Institute and for their commitment to diversity and inclusion within the book publishing industry,” noted Andrea Chambers, executive director, NYU SPS Center for Publishing. “It is important to create opportunities for young people from all groups who are eager to learn more about publishing and bring their talents to the industry.

Learn more about the 2021 Summer Publishing Institute and these scholarship opportunities. For media inquiries, please contact Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu or Michael DeMeo at michael.demeo@nyu.edu.

About the NYU Summer Publishing Institute
Now in its 43rd year, SPI is a six-week intensive program of study for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and young professionals who are interested in book and magazine publishing, and digital media. In 2020, SPI was offered as a modified three-week remote program, with 49 participants from around the country. In 2021, the program will also be held as a 3-week virtual program from June 7 to June 25.

The program combines workshops, strategy sessions, and presentations by some of the leading figures in publishing. Students hear from more than 200 guest speakers on content creation, editing, marketing, sales, and the digital aspects of the industry. Hands-on projects and dynamic networking events ensure students gain real world experience.

About the NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media
The NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media offers a range of innovative programs in publishing and digital media, including the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate program that prepares students for careers in books, digital and magazine media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and young professionals who are interested in entry-level careers in media; and executive education programs, both in New York and abroad. For more information about the Center for Publishing, visit sps.nyu.edu/publishing.

The NYU School of Professional Studies – Celebrating More Than 85 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education
For over 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 30,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS visit: sps.nyu.edu.

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