This year,the Youngstown Press Club will award its first scholarships: One $2,000 scholarship for a journalism major and one $2,000 scholarship for related fields in communications, such as public relations, marketing, broadcasting, and similar communications-related fields, will be awarded.
The scholarships will be awarded to students from a five-county area in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys entering their junior or senior year of college. Application Criteria: Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must submit proof of their GPA; Applicants must live in one of the following counties: Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana in Ohio, and Mercer and Lawrence in Pennsylvania. Applicants may be enrolled in schools outside these counties. Applicants must submit a minimum of two writing or broadcast samples and should provide examples of community involvement. Deadline to apply is June 30th. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend the annual Youngstown Press Club Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet on Sept. 7th.