NEW YORK, NJ - Schania Anderson of Summit, a junior at Seton Hall University, has been selected as one of only 19 women to receive a scholarship as part of the New York Women in Communications' 2017 Matrix Awards initiative.

More than 1,000 people attended the Matrix Awards event in New York City, which was emceed by Katie Couric and featured Matrix Award winners and presenters including Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Judy A. Smith, Gretchen Carlson, Susan Credle and Nancy Weber.

“We commend the dedication and accomplishments of these remarkable young women,” said Jacki Kelley, president, New York Women in Communications and chief operating officer, Bloomberg Media, Bloomberg LP. “They are already well on their way to becoming the next generation of female leaders and we are so pleased to welcome these women into our New York Women in Communications family.”

The New York Women in Communications Foundation is the largest foundation for communications scholarships for women in the country, with denominations of monetary scholarships in total of more than $100,000. Since the Foundation’s formal establishment in 2000, it has issued more than $1.5 million in scholarship support. Scholarships are awarded annually based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community-service activities, honors and other awards or recognition, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations.