April 18, 2022

NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing Announces New Scholarship Award from Ulysses Press to Help Advance Diversity in Publishing

The New Scholarship Will Support Students in the NYU SPS MS in Publishing and Summer Publishing Institute Program

NEW YORK, April 18, 2022—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Center for Publishing recently announced a new scholarship award that will open doors to careers in publishing for talented young individuals from diverse backgrounds. The Ulysses Press Scholarship Fund has been granted to the School by the founders of Ulysses Press, Leslie Henriques and Ray Riegert. Their son Keith Riegert is executive vice president and publisher of Ulysses Press and a highly valued adjunct faculty member in the MS in Publishing program.

The Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to students in the Center for Publishing’s MS in Publishing and Summer Publishing Institute who demonstrate academic merit and have a deep and abiding commitment to promoting diversity in the industry. Scholarship recipients also will have the option to participate in a paid internship with Ulysses Press. In making this gift, the donors wished to further the goals of the Center for Publishing to increase the representation of individuals who might normally not have access to early professional development opportunities in publishing.

"We at Ulysses Press are thrilled to continue our involvement with the NYU SPS Center for Publishing with this scholarship. Ulysses is dedicated to discovering and fostering diverse talent through our publishing program. The unrivaled program at NYU aligns closely with this mission and gives future publishing leaders a clear path into a competitive industry," said Keith Riegert.

"We are honored to be the recipients of the Ulysses Press Scholarship Fund and are very grateful to Leslie Henriques and Ray Riegert for their generosity," said Andrea Chambers, executive director of the NYU SPS Center for Publishing. "The mission they endorse, to foster a more diverse book industry by supporting those seeking a publishing education, is a goal we share deeply. It is so important to bring young people interested in diverse voices and viewpoints into publishing, and this gift will greatly facilitate that effort."

The Center’s 36-credit MS in Publishing offers students a real-workplace foundation in book publishing and digital/magazine media. Taught by top executives in publishing and media, the program helps students to develop skills in creating and editing content for multiple platforms and formats including print, web, mobile, video, audiobooks, ebooks, and podcasts. The Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), now in its 44th year, is a renowned summer intensive that immerses students in the worlds of book and magazine publishing and provides pathways to publishing careers. It combines workshops, strategy sessions, and presentations by some of the leading figures in publishing. SPI 2022 will run as a four-week plus two-day in-person program for students to learn about book publishing and digital/magazine media, and will take place from June 13 to July 12, 2022.

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About the NYUSPS Center for Publishing
The NYU SPS Center for Publishing offers a range of innovative programs in publishing and digital media, including the MS in Publishing, a 36-credit graduate program that prepares students for careers in books, digital and magazine media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), an intensive program 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 87 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education
For more than 87 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 22 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education 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; financial planning; 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’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 39,000 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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