Press Club extends deadline for 2020 scholarships

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania has extended the deadline for applications for its 14th annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship as well as the $2,500 Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists. The new deadline is Feb. 29, 2020.

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

The scholarships will be awarded on May 27, 2020, at Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, at the annual Golden Quill 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. 29, 2020. The scholarship committee will review applications and award the scholarships. The winners will be notified by April 15.

Download the 2-page application here and here.

Send the completed application and supporting documents via postal mail to The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at the Engineers’ Building, 317 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Or upload the materials using Dropbox and share with or upload the documents on Google drive and share with Or email all materials to

For further information contact scholarship committee chairman Rick Monti at or 412-600-0606.

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.

See videos of some of the previous winners of the Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship HERE.