Deadline coming up for Bob Fryer Memorial and Press Club scholarships

Jan 26, 2016, 11:05 ET from The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feb. 1 is the deadline to apply for The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 10th annual Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship and the second annual Press Club Scholarship.  The $5,000 Fryer and $2,500 Press Club Scholarship are intended to reward outstanding students studying journalism or similar majors and planning careers in print journalism, online journalism and photojournalism or broadcasting.  The scholarships will be awarded May 12, 2016, at the annual Golden Quills Dinner sponsored by the Press Club.

Candidates must be 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 winner's account at their university or college.  The scholarship committee will review applications and select the deserving journalists.  The winner will be notified by April 12.

An application can be downloaded from or contact The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at Engineers' Building, 337 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or (412) 281-7778 or

For further information call (412)281-7778.

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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SOURCE The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania