Valley Press Club
Springfield, MA
F0unded 1960








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Scholarships

Valley Press Club Scholarships

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
 High school students can obtain applications from their school guidance counselors, or download a Scholarship Application Information and a Application and Checklist here.  

Every June, the Press Club awards five students, planning to study journalism in college, with $1000 scholarships, at the Annual Scholarship event.   Need more information?  or email us: info@valleypressclub.com 

Mr. Albert M. Jaffe, Vice President of Talent Recruitment for ESPN, the Valley Press Club's very first scholarship reciepient 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 Television and the Republican Newspapers for underwriting two of the five annual
Press Club scholarships.

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More 2012 Scholarship winners

     

Heather Brouillard received a scholarship donated by           Bob McClellan with Joshua Wolfsun
retired Holyoke Police Chief Anthony Scott.

Emily Cimino received a scholarship donated by Diane DiPiero-Saia.


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Some of the 2011 Scholarship winners

        

TOP:  ESPN sports news executive Al Jaffee, the first Valley Press Club Scholarship winner in 1964, presents the club’s latest scholarship of $1,000 to Erin M. Corrigan, editor of the Holyoke High School’s The Herald at ceremonies in the Deliso Conference Center of Mercy Hospital June 18.

RIGHT:  Valley Press Clun Scholarship Chairman, Bob McClellan presents Megan Navonne of Southwick with a $1,000 scholarship.

BOTTOM:  
The family of Valley Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award winner and news photographer Vincent D’Addario of Holyoke congratulated scholarship winner Kaitlyn Sullivan of Ashley Falls, a graduate of Mount Everett Regional High School 
Left to right: Press Club Board Officer Peter Goonan, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Anita, David and Joseph D’Addario.

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The 2009 scholarship winners are, from left to right:

JAMES W. GRZELAK, of Southwick, a graduate of The MacDuffie School in Springfield where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, will also receive a Valley Press Club Scholarship. Grzelak, an Eagle Scout, who posted perfect 800 scores on the Critical Reading and Writing portions of the SAT test, plans to attend Williams College.

ARIANA E. SANDILLO, of West Springfield, a graduate of West Springfield High School,  will receive the Channel 22 Scholarship, funded by WWLP-TV and administered by the club. It is awarded to a student planning a career in broadcast journalism. Sandillo, who was editor-in-chief of her school newspaper, plans to attend Emerson College.

FRANK P. KELLEHER, a graduate of Westfield High School. Kelleher, who served as president of his class for three years, plans to major in broadcast journalism at Emerson College.

(Mr. Al Jaffe, Keynote Speaker)

ELIZABETH M. MURRAY  of Adams, a graduate of Hoosac Valley High School, where she ranked third in her class and was co-editor-in-chief of the school newspaper,, will receive a Valley Press Club Scholarship. She plans to major in communications at St. Michael's College in Vermont.

CATHERINE L. THOMPSON, a graduate of West Springfield High School where she ranked fourth in her class and was special sections editor of the school newspaper, will receive a Valley Press Club Scholarship. She plans to attend New York University.

KATHERINE R. GLIDDEN, a graduate of Holyoke High School and news editor of the school newspaper, will receive The Republican Scholarship, funded by the newspaper and awarded to a student planning a career in print journalism. Glidden will attend Quinnipiac University.



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The 2008 scholarship winner are, from left to right:

MARGARET L. BOYLE, of Springfield, a graduate of Cathedral High School where she was news editor of the school newspaper, will receive a Valley Press Club Scholarship. A four-year honor student, she plans to enroll in the School of Communications at Boston University.


TERRENCE J.  SMITH, who ranked fourth in his graduating class at Holyoke High School, will receive The Republican Scholarship, funded by the newspaper and awarded to a student planning a career in print journalism. Smith will attend Holy Cross.


CHRISTINE C. RYAN, of Wilbraham, also a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, will enroll at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She launched her own news show on the public access television station in Wilbraham and wants to be a news correspondent.

         
SEAN P. PELTIER, of Williamstown, a graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School will receive the Channel 22 Scholarship, funded by WWLP-TV and administered by the club. It is awarded to a student planning a career in broadcast journalism. Peltier plans to attend Lyndon State College in Vermont.


MR. ALBERT M. JAFFE,
Vice President of Talent Recruitment for ESPN. (First scholarship recipient in 1964)


DAVID S. COFFEY, a graduate of West Springfield High School where he was active on the school newspaper, will also receive a Valley Press Club Scholarship. Coffey, who is also an accomplished musician, will enroll in the journalism program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

MAIK. HEDAYAT-ZADEH, a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School where she was editor in chief of the school newspaper, will receive a Valley Press Club Scholarship. She will be a journalism student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.





 

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Previous scholarship award recipients include:

2007

Bryan J. Roy             Agawam HS, Republican Newspaper Scholarship

Mary Jo A. Pham       Sabis Charter School, VPC Scholarship

Amy M. Gordon         Mt Everett Regional HS, Sheffiels, MA, VPC Scholarship

Nathan R. Porter        Westfield HS, WWLP-TV Scholarship

Ariana M. Rizzitano    Gateway Regional HS, VPC Scholarship


2006

Matthew R. Caron         South Hadley High School
Angela L. Colson          Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
Kristen A. Mientka        Hampshire regional high school
Calla M. Vassilopoulos   Southwick-Tolland Regional High School

2005
Kaila E. Buffis             St. Joseph Central High School, Pittsfield
Emily E. Everett           Hampshire Regional High School
Amanda L. Mclaren       Athol High School
Kevin A. Williamson      Holyoke High School

2004  
Nicholas M. Belanger      Palmer High School
Aubrey F. Menard          Belchertown High School
Daniel J. Muse              Ludlow High School
Clark R. Zelazo             Palmer High School


2003
Andrew Bagge               Minnechaug Regional High School, Wilbraham
Suzanne L. Brown          Palmer High School
Jennifer Godin-conz       Northampton High School
Kaitlyn A. Losito            Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
Nadia Riviera-Nieves      Amherst Regional High School

2002
Amy Cavanaugh        Holyoke High School
Andrea L. Gross        Holyoke High School
Jeffrey . Labroad      Cathedral High School
Daniel A. Ross          Amherst Regional High School

2001
Krysta M. Betit          Hoosac Valley High School, Adams
Gina L. Callahan        Springfield High School of Science and Technology
Sally G. English         Belchertown High School
Crystal Haynes          Springfield High School of Science and Technology

2000

Tyra L. Allen            High School of Commerce, Springfield
Daniel G. Lamothe    Chicopee Comprehensive High School
Colleen A. Puls         West Springfield High School
Jennifer J. Smith      Wahconah Regional High School, Dalton


1999

Melissa Hammel        Ludlow High School
Stephen  T. Moreau    Chicopee Comprehensive High School
Christopher T. Wood   East Longmeadow High School

1998
Andrew T. Camp        Longmeadow High School
Heather Kofke-egger  Monson Junior Senior High School
Casey O’Connell        Northampton High School
Diolinda Vaz             Ludlow High School

1997

Melissa L. Beecher 
Christopher J. Bigelow 
Emma L. Demastrie  
Amy V. Duquette  

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Scholarship Information

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

 


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