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Valley Press Club Scholarships

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Valley Press Club scholarships presented to high school students planning a career in journalism. Students may obtain applications from their school guidance counselors, or download a Scholarship Application and Checklist and Application Information . The $1000 scholarships will be presented in June.

Applications for Valley Press Club Scholarships must be submitted by April 1, each year, to the address at the bottom of this page, or electronically to scholarship@valleypressclub.com

Mr. Albert M. Jaffe, senior vice president for talent negotiation and production recruitment at ESPN, and recipient of the Valley Press Club’s very first scholarship in 1964, attends the Annual Scholarship event every year and generously presents a scholarship in gratitude of his successful career.

The Valley Press Club is deeply grateful to WWLP-22News and The Republican Newspapers for underwriting two of the annual Press Club scholarships. If you need more information, email us: info@valleypressclub.com  


2013 Scholarship Recipients:

Sara Wailgum, Valley Press Club/MGM Scholarship

 

Joanne PaquinThe Republican Scholarship

 

James Villalobos, 22News Scholarship

 

Gertrude Joseph, Al Jaffe Scholarship

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2012 Scholarship Awards


            
   Al Jaffe and Scholarship winner Greg Fitzpatrick               Noreen Tassinari presents Bob McClellan with retirement gift



2012 Valley Press Club recipients meet with Bob McClellan, retiring chairman of the Scholarship Committee (center).
Winners Left to Right: Neliana Ferraro, of Wilbraham, Gregory Fitzpatrick, of East Longmeadow, Joshua Wolfsun, Amherst,
Heather Brouillard, Chicopee, Emily Cimino, West Springfield, and Avarie Cook, Springfield.



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The Valley Press Club Communication and Leadership Conference was held at Western New England College Wednesday April 7. The conference was presented in partnership with the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce and the AD Club of Western Mass. Conference attendees enjoyed 10 media and marketing workshops.  Vincent D'Addario received the Valley Press Club's 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for over 40 years as a professional news photojournalist. Vinnie is a former Photojournalist with the Republican newspaper and president of the Valley Press Club.

The  Valley Press Club also celebrated its 50th Anniversary and received an award commemorating the decades of Scholarships the club has awarded since the 1960s - Over $100,000 in scholarships to local high school students pursuing careers in journalism.   The annual event has been held at Western New England College for the past seven years.


  
         Vinnie D'Addario and his family                                         Dr.Ghahramani, Durham Caldwell, Charlie Bennett and Dr. Battema
                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                              Communication and Leadership Conference Media Panel

Elysia Rodriguez - 22News, Shannon Hegy-New40, Janine Fondon-UnityFirst, Ed Kubosik-MassLive.com, Doug Lezette-CBS3, Doug Farmer-Turley, & Cynthia Simison - Republican

Rear: Fred Bever-WFCR,     Mike Dobbs-Reminder,     Paul Tuthill-WAMC,      Larry Parnass - Hampshire Gazette,     George O'Brien - BusinessWest

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Quick Downloads:

VPC Membership Application


Media Guide Order Form

                                                                                                                                                        Valley Press Club                                                                                                                                                                    P.O. Box 5475
                                                                                                                                                        Springfield, MA 01102
                                                                                                                                                        info@valleypressclub.com
                                                                                                                                                        (413) 682-0007 or 796-2261


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Application and Checklist 2014 (1).pdf
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