The West Virginia Press Association Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit public educational foundation which operates various educational programs, including college scholarships, continuing education for working journalists and support for college and high school journalism programs. The Foundation is governed by a five-member board of trustees, elected by the Association membership.

The West Virginia Press Association Foundation, Inc. annually accepts applications for possible scholarships for students in print journalism and other majors related to the newspaper industry. Scholarships may be awarded in the amounts of $500 to $2,500.

Academic scholarships include:

  • Adam Kelly Scholarship
  • Guy Stewart Scholarship
  • Cecil Highland Scholarship
  • Phil Fourney Scholarship
  • Roy Owens Scholarship

2013 scholarship honorees were as follows:

Adam Kelly Scholarship – Rachael McKinney

Guy Stewart Scholarship Lacey Palmer

Cecil Highland Scholarship – Nicholas Gordon

Roy Owens Scholarship – Andrea Dare Gregg

Phil Fourney Scholarship – Amber Lynn Chadwick

Additionally, the WVPA Foundation Trustees awarded an extra scholarship in 2013:

WVPA Foundation Scholarship – Nora Gingrich

For an application call 1-304-342-1011, ext., 160, or write to:

WV Press Association Foundation
3422 Pennsylvania Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302

Download Scholarship Application

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