Pennsylvania Women's Press Association

2019 Teresa Spatara Memorial Scholarship

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

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, 2019, 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. Monday, April 1, 2019.

The following materials must be included:

  • – Résumé
  • – 500-word essay summarizing the student’s interest in journalism
  • – No more than five clippings of published work from school newspapers or other sources

A transcript and statement of financial need are optional.

Questions can be directed to PWPA President Jenny Wagner at or Vice President Jennie Geisler at


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Our Mission

To promote high standards in journalism; to provide exchange of journalistic trends and experience; to advance in careers in journalism, to coordinate opinion on matters of state and national interest to journalists, in particular, those of women.