Press Club Calls Announces Application for Scholarships 

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications for its 12th annual $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 scholarships will be awarded May 24, 2018, 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. Each winner also will receive a plaque in recognition of the award.

Deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2018. The scholarship committee will review applications and select journalists. The winner will be notified by April 15, 2018.

Download a scholarship application*. Or contact The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania (, Engineers’ Building, 337 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or 412-281-7778.
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.