Deadline Near, February 1, To Apply For 9th Annual $5,000 Scholarship For Outstanding Aspiring Journalists And 1st Annual $2500 Scholarship

Sponsored by The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

27 Jan, 2015, 12:46 ET from The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications for its ninth annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship and its new $2500 Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists

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

The scholarships will be awarded in May 2015 in Pittsburgh at 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 (see list below).

The scholarship money will be credited to the winners' accounts at their university or college. The winners also will receive a plaque in recognition of the award.

Deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2015. The scholarship committee will review applications and select journalists. The winners will be notified by April 15.

An application can be downloaded from www.westernpapressclub.org or contact The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at Engineers' Building, 337 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or (412) 281-7778, or pressclubwpa@yahoo.com.

For further information contact Senior Deputy Managing Editor Rick Monti of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 512 Martindale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-380-5638 or rmonti@tribweb.com.

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.

Press Club 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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