The Betty Flood Morrow Women’s Press Club of New York State Scholarship is awarded annually, though there was no scholarship awarded in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This $1,000 scholarship provides an opportunity for a college student who wishes to resume or continue his/her studies toward a career in communications.
Applicants must be residents of New York state studying in a communications-related field at an accredited college or university within the state, and must demonstrate clear career goals, academic achievement, writing ability and leadership skills.
The scholarship is named after the Club’s late co-founder Betty Flood Morrow. Owner of Cuyler News Service and a legislative correspondent for decades, she was a lifelong and fierce advocate for women in journalism. The Betty Flood Morrow Scholarship will carry on her memory and legacy for years to come.
The deadline for scholarship applications is Aug. 1, ahead of the Club’s annual awards dinner in September in Albany, where the chosen scholarship recipient will be honored.
The student is generally recognized alongside distinguished professionals including the Club’s other honorees: Media Person of the Year, Woman in the Media, Excellence in Career Achievement, and Hall of Honor award recipients.
The Women's Press Club of New York State is proud to support and develop future communicators and contributors to the field with an annual scholarship, named in honor of Betty Flood Morrow, a founder of the press club.
Contributions to the WPCNYS scholarship fund may be mailed to P.O. Box 13493, Albany, NY 12212-3493.