Any high school senior from the four counties in western Massachusetts, who has applied to college and is committed to pursuing journalism as their academic major or minor is eligible for the Valley Press Club Scholarship. Areas of journalism focus can including news, sports, investigative, photojournalism, social media, features, health, and entertainment. Start by downloading the Scholarship Application, Checklist and Guide and discuss the process with your school guidance counselor. If you have questions after reading the application, email the scholarship administrator for clarification.
The Valley Press club is committed to upholding the best practices of journalism and the principles of truthfulness, objectivity and accuracy, while seeking to ensure the future of the profession by awarding annual scholarships, building relationships between news media and news sources, and through educational programming and fundraising events. For the past 60 years, the press club has offered educational workshops, hosted luncheons with provocative newsmakers, and awarded more than 160 college scholarships to local high school students pursuing careers in journalism.