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Support for Education in Communications

The Delaware County Press Club offers assistance to students in higher education who are majoring in the many fields of communications at colleges and universities in the Greater Delaware County area through an annual financial award.

The award is funded by proceeds from the Press Club holiday baskets raffle. All Press Club awards are made through the recipient institution’s financial aid department, based on certain criteria.

The Delaware County Press Club is also proud to be associated with four endowed memorial scholarships established in honor of former friends and  members of the Press Club.

These permanent awards, at Temple University, Penn State Brandywine Campus, and Delaware County Community College, allow rising Communications majors to complete their degrees and pursue their professional careers.


Through the recipients of these annual scholarship grants, the legacy of these individuals lives on as students pursue careers in the fields of writing and communications.

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Fully Endowed Scholarships

Four fully endowed scholarships, named for well respected Press Club pioneer members, ensure financial support in perpetuity through disbursement of scholarships from fund earnings. All endowed scholarships are made through the individual institutions as part of a financial aid package. Communications students who apply for financial aid are considered for awards.

Penn State University, Brandywine Campus
Media, Pennsylvania
The Robert Finucane Memorial Scholarship

First of the Club’s endowed awards, the scholarship honors the longtime Delaware County Times columnist and journalist Bob Finucane.

The Edward Berman Memorial Scholarship

The award honors Ed Berman, former publisher of the Town Talk newspapers.

Temple University School of Media and Communications
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Jack and Florence Steck Scholarship

Created to honor one of Philadelphia’s most beloved broadcast journalist pioneers and his wife.

Delaware County Community College
Media, Pennsylvania
The Charles Crist Scholarship

Named for Charlie Crist, well-known Delaware County public relations executive.

Press Club Annual Awards

The Press Club sponsors an annual financial award that rotates among local colleges and universities which offer Communications studies majors and where permanent endowments established in honor of past Press Club members do not exist.

Cabrini College - Cheyney University - Eastern University - Neumann University - Villanova University - Widener University

Students should consult the Financial Aid office at their college or university to apply for the scholarships or the Club's Annual Award.


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