Interpublic Mentoring Scholarship
Interpublic and New York City Mentoring Program celebrate a 25 year partnership
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., in partnership with the New York City Mentoring Program, has provided more than $250,000 in college scholarships to graduating mentees every year since 1993. IPG Mentoring Scholarship winners and alumni from 1993, 1996, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018 attended a special anniversary reception to celebrate and thank Interpublic for 25 years of making a difference in their lives. In addition to celebrating 25 years, the 2018 scholarship recipients were also honored for their academic and personal achievements.
Past scholarship winners have attended Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, New York University, University of Oxford, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts, among other prestigious institutions in New York and beyond.
The Scholarship Application Timeline:
FEBRUARY: Interpublic Mentoring Scholarship application opens and is distributed to senior mentees and their mentors by program coordinators.
APRIL: Deadline for application submissions to the New York City Mentoring Program. Application includes two essays—one on the mentoring experience and the other on a significant community service or leadership activity, as well as a mini essay on an additional favorite mentor, in addition to academic and attendance records, three letters of recommendation, and documentation of acceptance to college(s).
MAY: Vetted applications advance to the scholarship committee, comprised of representatives from the Department of Education and Interpublic Group. Committee members rate each student based on the quality and content of the assigned essays, community service involvement, recommendations, level of mentor support, and college plans.
JUNE: Selection of finalists for interviews by the committee and scholarship winners chosen. A recognition ceremony at the Interpublic Group of Companies honors the winners.