The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh to offer two $2,000 scholarships to journalism students in Western Pennsylvania

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The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Local 38061 is offering two scholarships for $2,000 each to fourth semester undergraduates – and up — majoring in journalism or related fields, with a strictly local focus.

Those who have completed at least three semesters and live in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington or Westmoreland Counties – or attend colleges or universities in these counties – should submit an application and supporting materials by Mon., March 4, 2019.

Applications may be sent through the mail, but email packages will also be considered. Send digital copies to scholarship chairperson Courtney Linder at clinder@post-gazette.com.

Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-March and a reception will follow.

Since 1996, the Guild has awarded more than $50,000 in cash to undergrads preparing for careers in journalism. Funding for the Sally Kalson Scholarship awards comes for the annual production “Off the Record,” staged by the Guild, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.

For more information about the Sally Kalson Scholarship from the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh or to download requirements and an application, visit pghguild.com/scholarship.

-Courtney Linder, scholarship chairperson