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Deadline Extended -- 7th Annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship For Outstanding Aspiring Journalists

Sponsored by The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania has extended the deadline for taking applications for its seventh annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists to February 1.

The award is designed to encourage outstanding collegiate journalism students in print and broadcasting.

The scholarship will be awarded in May 2013 in Pittsburgh at the annual Golden Quills Awards Dinner sponsored by The Press Club.

Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for at least two years. 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 scholarship committee will review applications and select finalists. 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 Senior Deputy Managing Editor Rick Monti of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 512 Martindale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-380-5638 or [email protected].

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.

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

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