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Deadline for Press Club Scholarships Fast Approaching

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania reminds prospective applicants that Feb. 10 is the deadline for its 17th annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship as well as the ninth annual $2,500 Press Club Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists.

The awards are designed to encourage outstanding undergraduate journalism students in print, broadcasting and multimedia.

The scholarship will be awarded May 30 in Pittsburgh during the annual Golden Quills Awards Dinner sponsored by The Press Club.

Candidates must be current sophomores or juniors enrolled in an accredited college or university. They must be able to demonstrate why they should receive the award. Their primary residence must be in one of the 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania.

The scholarship money will be credited to the winners’ account at their university or college. The winners also will receive a plaque in recognition of the award. The winner will be notified by April 15.

An application can be downloaded from http://www.westernpapressclub.org/about-the-programs to be completed and emailed to PressClubScholarship@gmail.com or contact the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at Engineers’ Building, 317 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or (412) 281-7778 or pressclubwpa@gmail.com.

For further information contact scholarship committee chairman Rick Monti at rick.monti@gmail.com or (412) 600-0606.

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization comprising news media and public relations professionals, community leaders, academicians and other professionals devoted to first-rate communication. Members of The Press Club are dedicated to raising the quality of public discourse in Western Pennsylvania, keeping the region vital and relevant. It provides a setting, atmosphere, and programming that aim to further communication among media-related professionals and interested members of the general public. Encouraging and supporting journalism students in the region is also a priority. For membership information, contact The Press Club at (412) 281-7778.

*Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria , Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland.


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