PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania has extended the deadline to March 1, for the $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship as well as the $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 on May 25, 2021, 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. Seniors who have semester left to complete their degrees and will return to their college or university in the fall also can apply. 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 winner also will receive a plaque in recognition of the award.
The winner 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 [email protected].
For further information contact scholarship committee chairman Rick Monti at [email protected] or 412-600-0606.
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.
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.
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SOURCE The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania