PWPA taking applications for $1,500 scholarship

Contest is open to journalism students in Pa.

The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Associa-tion is offering a $1,500 collegee scholarship to print and digital journalism students across the state.

“PWPA continues to be committed to promoting high standards in journalism and advancing careers in the field,” said PWPA President Jenny Wagner.

“We are proud to announce we are accepting applications this year for the Teresa Spatara Memorial Scholarship, which serves our mission by providing assistance to an aspiring journalist.”

Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents studying print or digital journalism (excluding broadcast platforms) in baccalaureate or graduate-level programs at Pennsylvania colleges or universities and be considered junior, senior or graduate-level students as of fall 2019. People of all genders are eligible.

Applicants also must be able to attend the annual PWPA luncheon on May 18 at the Hilton Harrisburg.

PWPA will select a winner on the basis of proven journalistic ability, dedication to a newspaper or digital journalism career and general merit.

Submit applications to by 11 p.m. April 1. The following materials must be included:

n Resume.

n 500-word essay summarizing the student’s interest in journalism.

n No more than five clippings of published work from school newspapers or other sources.

n A transcript and statement of financial need are optional.

Questions can be emailed to wagnerjenny8400 or Vice President Jennie Geisler at

Additional information is available at www