About the Press Club and Journalism Foundation Scholarships

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Journalism Foundation award and fund a variety of scholarships for communication students. These scholarships include: Press Club’s $2,500 Media Scholarship for students pursuing careers in print, broadcast or digital journalism careers; the $2,000 Nancy Miller Journalism for students pursuing career in print, magazine or digital journalism; summer internship $1,000 scholarships for communication students, a Press Club internship $1,000 scholarship each semester, the Press Club and St. Louis Post-Dispatch David Lipman scholarship for $5,000 awarded through the Missouri School of Journalism to a journalism student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, a $1,000 Sky’s the Limit scholarship awarded through Mathew-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club, andsix different Journalism Foundation scholarships ranging in amounts from $1.000 to $1500 provided by other professional communication organizations through the Press Club. The Press Club also provides two annual $1,000 Media Archives Internship Scholarships with the St. Louis Public Library, which is open to students studying communications or library science.

If attending a St. Louis area University and interested in a fall, spring, or summer Press Club internship, call 636-230-1973 or email info@stlpressclub.org

Press Club accepting scholarship applications for 2014.  Click here.

Press Club Present and Past Scholarship Recipients

Honoring our 2013 Scholarship Awardees

Press Club and St. Louis Post-Dispatch $5,000 David S. Lipman Scholarship:
Marcie Veit, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Press Club $2,500 Media Scholarship:
Sam Masterson, Webster University

Nancy Miller $2,000 Journalism Scholarship:
Daniel Bauman, Webster University

Fleishman-Hillard $1,500 Journalism Foundation Scholarship:
Sini Stephan, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Martin P. Quigley $1,000 Journalism Scholarship:
Kelly Boruff, Webster University

Missouri Professional Communicators $1,000 Journalism Foundation Scholarship:
India Everett, Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Webster-Kirkwood Times and Webster University
$1,000 Journalism Foundation Scholarship:
Sierra Hancock, Webster University

West End Word and Webster University
$1,000 Journalism Foundation Scholarship:
Kelly Kriegshauser, Webster University

Press Club $1,000 Internship Scholarships:
Benjamin Manhanke, Murray State University, Press Club Summer Intern
Christa Corrigan, Missouri School of Journalism,
University of Missouri-Columbia,  FOX-2/KPLR Summer Intern
Rhyan Hensen,  Butler University, PBS Summer Intern
Alexy Irving, Webster University, Press Club Spring Intern

Press Club “Sky’s the Limit” $1,000 Scholarship:
Amber Lowery, Greenville College

Marcie Veit:  (The Press Club and St. Louis Post Dispatch $5,000 David Lipman Scholarship)
Marcie is this year’s Press Club and St. Louis Post-Dispatch $5,000 David Lipman Scholarship recipient.
Marcie is a senior, Print and Digital News major attending the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism with an interest in News Editing.
Marcie works as a writing tutor at the University of Missouri Writing Center and apart from her passion for editing, is also a prolific writer having written numerous short stories and novels, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as contributing news articles and opinion columns to her university’s student newspaper.
Marcie was selected to be the recipient of “The Press Club and St. Louis Post Dispatch $5,000 David Lipman Scholarship” by a judging committee comprised offaculty from The University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism.
Marcie will be returning to The University of Missouri – Columbia this fall.
Sam Masterson: ($2,500 Press Club Media Scholarship recipient)
Sam is this year’s $2,500 Press Club Media Scholarship recipient.
Sam is a junior, Journalism major at Webster University where he works writing stories and producing videos for the student newspaper, The Journal.
This summer Sam is interning in the sports department of KMOX and will be returning to work for The Journal at Webster in the fall.
Sam said he hopes to one day be a producer at some form of broadcast journalism station.
Dan Bauman: ($2,000 Nancy Miller Journalism Scholarship recipient)
Dan is this year’s $2,000 Nancy Miller Journalism Scholarship recipient.
Dan is a senior, double major in Journalism and Economics at Webster University where he is the senior editor of the student newspaper, The Journal.
This year Dan won first place in the Missouri College Media Association this year and his professor and the student newspaper’s advisor, Lawrence Baden, called him the “Mike Wallace of Webster University.”
Dan will be graduating from Webster University in May 2014.
Sini Stephan:  ($1,500 Fleishman-Hillard Journalism Foundation Scholarship)
Sini is this year’s $1,500 Fleishman-Hillard Journalism Foundation Scholarship recipient.
Sini is a senior, Journalism major attending the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism.
She is interested in photo- and multimedia-journalism, particularly the portraying of life in 3rd World countries and developing nations.
In 2008 Sini received a Community Research grant from her then current school, Seton Hall University, to travel to India and document the adverse effects of globalization. She premiered her resulting documentary “India UnCut” to her school in 2009.
Sini plans on using the money from her scholarship to help fund her trip to Africa in December with the The Kyeremeh Jr. Foundation to film and photograph their efforts in Ghana to establish an Arts Development Program in two rural village schools.
SIni will be graduating in May of 2014 after which she hopes to travel abroad and work as a multimedia journalist for a yet-to-be-decided foreign publication or news network.
Kelly Boruff: ($1,000 Martin P. Quigley $1,000 Journalism Scholarship)
Kelly is this year’s $1,000 Martin P. Quigley $1,000 Journalism Scholarship recipient.
Kelly is a senior, Film Production Major and Photography Minor at Webster University.
This summer Kelly is interning with Bruton Stroube, a local, independent filmmaking and photography studio where she will be shadowing both one of their producers for their video division and one of their photographers from their photo division.
Kelly will be returning to Webster University in the fall.
India Everett:  (Missouri Professional Communicators $1,000 Journalism Foundation Award)
India is this year’s Missouri Professional Communicators $1,000 Journalism Foundation Award recipient.
India is a senior, Journalism major at The University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism with an emphasis on Radio and Television.
While at The University of Missouri, India has produced multiple radio news stories aired at the university-owned, NPR affiliated station, KBIA, in Columbia as well as a number of TV stories for the university-owned, NBC-TV affiliated television station, KOMU-TV.
India will be graduating from The University of Missouri in May 2014.
Sierra Hancock: (Webster-Kirkwood Times and Webster University $1,000 Journalism Foundation Scholarship)
Sierra is this year’s Webster-Kirkwood Times and Webster University $1,000 Journalism Foundation Scholarship recipient.
Sierra is a junior, Journalism major at Webster University where she works writing for the student newspaper, The Journal.
Her professor and the student newspaper’s advisor, Lawrence Baden, wrote of her: “few students in the past decade have been as productive as Sierra in their first year on the newspaper’s staff”.
After she graduates Sierra will be pursuing a career in broadcast journalism as a news anchor.
Kelly Kriegshauser:  (West End Word and Webster University $1,000 Journalism Foundation Scholarship)
Kelly is this year’s West End Word and Webster University $1,000 Journalism Foundation Scholarship recipient.
Kelly is a senior, Animation major at Webster University.
This summer Kelly is interning in New York City at the internationally-known, independent, animation studio, Plymp-toons, where she will be assisting with the “clean-up” animation, coloring and scanning of the studio’s current in-production film, “Cheatin”.
Kelly said her goal is to one day run her own independent animation studio which, like Plymp-toons, will specialize in traditional, hand drawn animation.
Kelly will be graduating from Webster University in December of 2014.

ATTENDING
Ben Manhanke: (Press Club $1,000 Summer Internship Scholarships)
Ben is one of this year’s Press Club $1,000 Summer Internship Scholarships recipients.
Ben is a junior, Journalism major at Murray State University where he is the Assistant News Editor of the student newspaper, The Murray State News.
This summer Ben interned with The St. Louis Press Club, aiding and working under Press Club executive director Glenda Partlow.
Ben will be returning to Murray State University to write for The Murray State News in the fall.
ATTENDING
Christa Corrigan: (Press Club $1,000 Internship Scholarship)
Christa is one this year’s Press Club $1,000 Internship Scholarship recipients.
Christa is a junior, Journalism major at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Journalism with an interest in Convergence Journalism.
This summer Christa is interning with FOX-2/KPLR.
When Christa returns to school in the fall she will be working with the university-owned KBIA radio station and KOMU-TV, The Missourian, and VOX magazine.
After graduating, Christa hopes to attend graduate school studying Media Studies.

Rhyan Henson:  (Press Club $1000 Summer Internship Scholarship)
Rhyan is one of this year’s Press Club $1000 Summer Internship Scholarship recipients.
Rhyan is a senior, Journalism major at Butler University where he plays football and also heads the opinion section of the student newspaper, The Butler Collegian.
Under Rhyan’s leadership the paper received first and second place for Best Staff Editorial from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association in 2012 and also was awarded second place for editorial writing from the Society of Professional Journalists (Region 5).
This summer Rhyan is interning with PBS in St. Louis working with the production staff of “Living St. Louis”.
Rhyan will be graduating from Butler in December of 2014 after which time he said he wants to pursue a career in either in-depth or feature reporting.
Rhyan said his goal is to one day work here in St. Louis.
ATTENDING
Alexy Irving: (Press Club $1,000 Internship Scholarship)
Alexy was this year’s Press Club $1,000 Spring Internship Scholarship recipient.
Alexy is a Junior, Advertising major at Webster University where she works as the layout designer and as a copy writer for the student produced magazine, The Ampersand.
This past spring Alexy interned at the St. Louis Press Club aiding and working under Press Club executive Director Glenda Partlow.
After college Alexy plans on joining AmeriCorps for a year before pursuing her aspirations of either working or running her own magazine.

Amber Lowery: ($1,000 “Sky’s the Limit” Scholarship)
Amber is the recipient of the $1,000 “Sky’s the Limit” Scholarship which she was awarded earlier this spring.
She was selected to be awarded this scholarship by the Matthem Dickie’s Boy’s and Girl’s Club
Amber graduated from Ladue High School this past spring and will be attending Greenville College as a Journalism Major in August.

The 2012 Journalism Foundation and Press Club Scholarship Winners:

$5,000 St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis David S. Lipman Scholarship: Madeline O'Leary of Brentwood , University of Missouri School of Journalism

$1,000 Press Club  Internship Scholarship (at Press Club):  Mary Schoelch of Kirkwood, University of Missouri School of Journalism

$1,000 Press Club  Internship Scholarship (at Redbook): Rosa Heyman of Washington University

$1,000 Press Club Internship Scholarship (at Missouri Botanical Gardens): Catherine Hendel of Afton, Webster University

$1,000 Press Club Internship Scholarship (at Press Club) Chelsea Cox of  St. Peters, University of Missouri-St. Louis

$1,500 Fleishman Hillard Journalism Foundation Scholarship:  Sydney Miller of Wildwood, University of Missouri School of Journalism

$1,000 MIssouri Professional Communicators Journalism Foundation Scholarship,  James Laymance of St. Louis, University of Texas-Austin

$1,000 South County Times and Webster University Journalism Foundation Scholarship, Brittany Ruess of Webster Groves, Webster University

$1,000 Webster-Kirkwood Times and Webster University Journalism Foundation Scholarship, of City of St. Louis, Carlos Restrepo of  St. Louis, Webster University

$1,500 Baseball Writers" Association, St. Louis Chapter Journalism Foundation Scholarship, Matthew Reda of St. Louis, DePauw University

$1,500 Baseball Writers' Association, St. Louis Chapter Journalism Foundation Scholarship, Mary Schoelch of Kirkwood, University of Missouri School of Journalism

Press Club’s 2013 Spring Intern

Alexy Irving is the recipient of the $1,000 Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis' internship scholarship for Spring 2013. She is obtaining a degree in Advertising and Marketing communications and completing her certificate in magazine production at Webster University. Irving will be a sophomore and has already taken steps in a positive direction to further her education and future career.

Press Club gives "Sky's the Limit" $1,000 scholarship

Courtney Powell, a future journalist from Westminster Christian, receives The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis Scholarship from Gloria Ross, owner, Okara Communications, and president of the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club's 18th Annual "The Sky is the Limit" luncheon on May 4.  The keynote speaker was Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist Debby Boone.

 

Madeline O'Leary is the Press Club of Metropoitan St. Louis and St. Louis Post-Dispatch David S. Lipman $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2012.  O'Leary is a rising senior at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is interning this summer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Mary Schoelch is the recipient of the $1,000 Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis internship scholarship for summer 2012. She has just completed a semester abroad as an intern in Brussels, Belgium through an MU study abroad program. Schoelch will be a senior at the University of Missouri School of Journalism studying Strategic Communication.

Press Club recognizes scholarship winners at June 10 luncheon

From left: John Owen of Des Peres and Webster University, recipient of a $1,000 South County Times and Webster University scholarship. Allison Prang of Carol Stream Illinois and University of Missouri recipient of a $1,000 Summer Internship Scholarship. Kerry Manderbach of St. Louis and University of Missouri St. Louis, recipient of a $500 Society of Professional Journalists scholarship. Chelsea Cox of St. Louis and University of Missouri St. Louis, Press Club Spring intern. Matt Beezley of Fenton and University of Missouri, recipient of the $5,000 Press Club/St. Louis Post Dispatch-David Lipman Scholarship. Second row left: Julia Boudreau of Chesterfield and University of Missouri, recipient of the $5,000 Press Club Media Scholarship and Press Club summer intern. Ashley Westbrook of St. Louis and Webster University, recipient of a $1,000 Internship Scholarship. Jessica Kasstrom of St. Louis and Webster University recipient of a $1,000 Internship Scholarship.

Additional winners not pictured include:  Kathrine Moritz of Kirkwood  and University of Missouri-Columbia, recipient of a $1,000 Missouri Professional Communicators Journalism Foundation scholarship. Stephanie Miller of Chesterfield and University of Kansas, recipient of a $1,500 Fleishman-Hillard Journalism Foundation scholarship. Miller is an intern at the United Way of St. Louis this summer. Stephanie Stough of Fenton and Webster University, recipient of a $1,000 Webster-Kirkwood Times and Webster University scholarship.  James Austin Laymance of St. Louis and University of Texas-Austin, recipient of a $1,250 Journalism Foundation scholarship from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America-St. Louis Chapter.  Sarah Fullerton of St. Louis County and the University of Oklahoma, recipient of a $1,250 Journalism Foundation scholarship from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America-St. Louis Chapter.

Press Club’s 2011 Spring Intern

Bridget McMahon is a senior at Saint Louis University majoring in Communication Studies with a focus on Advertising and Public Relations and is obtaining a certificate in Creative and Professional Writing. She is a member of  the Advertising Club and Kappa Delta Sorority at Saint Louis University. Last semester she was a public relations intern at The Little Bit Foundation, a nonprofit organization in St. Louis, and in the summer of 2008, she interned as an event planner for social and corporate events at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. These internships have given her real world experience in various industries, as well as even greater enthusiasm for her future career in the communications industry.

 

From left, Lauren O'Brien, Press Club $1,000 summer internship scholarship: Liz Lebron, Connie Karr Memorial $2,260 scholarship, Angela Case, Fleishman-Hillard $1,500 scholarship: Nick Gass, Harold Ferman $200 photojournalism scholarship: Scott Vicker, Press Club Walter Cronkite $5,000 broadcasting scholarship: Joyce Felicia Gates, Newspaper Guild $1,000 scholarship: Lauren Weber, Press Club $1,000 summer internship scholarship: Brittany Haas,  South County Times/Webster University $1,000 scholarship; Alexandria Seay Society of Professional Journalists $1,000 scholarship.  Scholarship winners not shown:  Chelsea Brandt, Press Club $1,000 summer internship scholarship; Emilie Moeslein, Missouri Professional Communicators $1,000 scholarship; Joseph Roberts, Webster-Kirkwood Times/Webster University $1,000 scholarship.

2010 Scholarship Winners: Click Here for the news release.

Press Club's Summer 2010 Volunteer Intern is Michael Gorin

Michael Gorin, a Ladue High School graduate, who will be attending Butler in the fall, is assisting as a volunteer intern through mid-August 2010.

Press Club’s Summer 2010 Intern is Lauren O'Brien

Lauren O’Brien is a junior at the University of Missouri.  She is studying Strategic Communication with a minor in Business.  She is a volunteer at the Mustard Seed Fair Trade Store, and a member of the Ad Club. She is an also an active member of her sorority, Delta Gamma.  After graduation, O’Brien hopes to pursue a career in public relations working for a non-profit organization. 

Press Club’s Spring 2010 Intern is Kayla Kell

Kayla Kell is in her third year at Webster University. She is working on a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in English. On top of being a full time student and a interning with the Press Club, she is also an assistant manager at Gymboree, a children's clothing store and has worked in the Office of Public Affairs at Webster since her freshman year. Kayla has a passion for PR and is excited to work for the Press Club to gain more knowledge within a professional setting.

Press Club Gives the 2010 "Sky's the Limit" Scholarship

From left, Gloria Ross, Press Club president-elect, congratulates Katharine Joiner, a Lindbergh High School senior who will be pursuing a journalism degree at the University of Missouri, upon receiving the Press Club's $1,000 "The Sky's the Liimit" scholarship on May 7.

Gloria Ross, Press Club president-elect, leading the communications section at Mathews-Dickey's 17th Annual The Sky is the Limit Women in Careers Workshop on April 17.

Click Here for news release

 

Press Club’s Fall 2009 Intern is Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is finishing her Bachelor's degree in Advertising/Marketing Communications at Webster University. As a non-traditional student, she finds working on her degree while taking care of her family of four a challenge, but one she feels is worthwhile. Elizabeth's early career included ten years with Maritz Travel as a marketing assistant; she then joined Enterprise Rent-a-Car as a technical writer. A lay-off due to company reorganization has given her time to pursue her degree. Alexander just completed an internship with the marketing communications department at Veterans Administration and is now adding her internship with the Press Club to her list of experiences as she prepares for her new career.

 

Press Club 2009 Summer Internship Scholarship Winners

Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis Vice Presidents for Scholarships Aisha Sulton (left) and Claudia Burris (right) congratulate the club’s three 2009 Summer Internship Scholarship winners at the June 1 Press Club Board Meeting. They are Emily Schmutz (from second left) from Webster University, who is interning with Dreyfuss & Associates; Sarah Scully from the University of Missouri-Columbia, who is interning with the St. Louis Beacon; and Rebecca Gilberg from Southeast Missouri State University, who is interning at the Press Club. They will each receive a $1,000 scholarship at the conclusion of their internship.

Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis/St. Louis Post-Dispatch $5,000 David Lipman Scholarship for Missouri School of Journalism students announced. Click Here for news release. Click Here for 2009 Awardee.

Press Club to Award Elyse Anne Pickle with $5,000 Tim Russert Scholarship

The Press Club's first Tim Russert $5,000 Scholarship will be awarded to
Elyse Anne Pickle on June 26th at the club's forum on "Media in the Throes
of Change" to be held at Webster University. Pickle is majoring in
Broadcast Journalism in the Missouri School of Journalism's Radio-Television
Journalism Sequence at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is reporting
for KOMU 8 News, an NBC affiliate.

Press Club Gives the 2009 "Sky's the Limit" Scholarship

A future journalist, Jalisa Leeper of Riverview Gardens, receives the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis scholarship from St. Louis Post-Dispatch Columnist & Blogger Aisha Sultan, at Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club's 15th Annual “The Sky is the Limit" career-readiness luncheon. Community volunteer and philanthropist Sue Engelhardt provided the keynote address on May 15, at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Emceed by KTVI Fox 2 Reporter Shirley Washington, the luncheon gave 250+ young women an opportunity to meet and network with 250+ outstanding female business owners and executives. A total of 24 college scholarships were awarded to seniors from 16 school districts and the Club's membership.

Press Club's 2009 Summer Internship Scholarships

Sarah Scully of University of Missouri-Columbia Interning at St. Louis Beacon


My name is Sarah Scully, and this summer I’ll be reporting at the Saint Louis Beacon as a technology and health care policy reporter. I currently am a senior at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and will graduate this December with a Bachelor’s of Journalism in Print and Digital News.

I’m originally from Detroit, Mich., although spend most of my time in Missouri now. In my free time, I work for the School of Journalism as a student Ambassador and am a part of the Mizzou Hydrogen Car Team, a MU College of Engineering student competition team, which I was president of last year. Outside of school activities, I enjoy biking and photography.

Prior to the Beacon, I have worked at The Columbia Missourian as both a reporter in the science and technology beat and as a copy editor, a role which I will be resuming in August as a Teaching Assistant. I also worked on MyMissourian.com, a citizen journalism site, where I worked with local photographers to post single photos and galleries.

Emily Schmutz of Webster University Interning at Dreyfuss & Associates

Emily Schmutz is a summer intern with photographer Dan Dreyfus at Dreyfus + Associates photography studio. She is a senior at Webster University. In May 2010 she plans to graduate with degrees in Photography and Spanish. She has played an active role in Webster’s student-run magazine, The Ampersand, and will be one of two co-editors for the magazine in the upcoming year. In the future she wants to find an opportunity to combine her magazine experience with her photography skills.

 

Rebecca Gilberg of Southeast Missouri State University Interning at the Press Club of Metropolintan St. Louis

I'm Becca Gilberg and I have started my summer internship with the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis.  During this time, I'll be working with the Executive Director, Glenda Partlow. 

After completing this internship and another class in the fall, I'll graduate with a degree in Corporate Communications and a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications.  I plan on staying around St. Louis and am looking forward to starting a successful career.   

 

Spring 2009 Press Club Interns and Scholarship Recipients:

Gina Trapani, Webster University, School of Communications

Jared Gordon, Webster University, School of Communications

Recipient Highlights

2008 Press Club summer interns and scholarship recipients, Jada Jamison (left) and Kimberly Woods (right) are recognized by Press Club president Alice S. Handelman at May 30th forum held at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Amber Russell, one of the Press Club's 2008 Summer Internship Scholarship recipients, is recognized by Alice S. Handelman at the club's June Board meeting at the Ladue News. Russell, a senior at Webster University, is interning at The Telegraph in Alton, Illinois.

Two of the Press Club's summer scholarship winners, Georgios Nikolaidis of Principia College (left) and Amanda King of Webster University (right), are recognized by Press Club President Alice S. Handelman at the June 25th forum held at the Muny.

From Normandy High School, future journalist Destiny Esper (left) receives the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis' $1,000 college scholarship from board member Marci Rosenberg, at Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club's 14th Annual "The Sky is the Limit" career-readiness luncheon. Click here for more information.


Press Club Awards 2008 Summer Internship Scholarships - Click here for the Intern Profiles!