The New York Press Club, Inc.
1324 Lexington Avenue (Box 190)
New York NY 10128-1145


Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane TIllman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton
Elizabeth Semrai
Corresponding Secretary
Beth Karas


Winnie Hu
The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
24/7 News Source
Phil O'Brien
Con Edison, Inc.
Gabe Pressman
Sonia Rincon
1010 WINS
Glenn Schuck
1010 WINS
Debra Toppeta


Mark Lieberman
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

Scholarships and Foundation Donations

Administered by the New York Press Club Foundation, Inc.

  • Overview
  • Stan Brooks Scholarships
  • Jordan Schuman Scholarships
Stan Brooks applications are closed and will reopen in summer, 2016.
The Jordan Schuman program is under development.

Donations can be made at any time.

You may use the "Donate" button below to send a possibly tax-advantaged donation to the New York Press Club Foundation for use in our scholarship funds or for general, charitable purposes.

The Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarships are awarded at least annually. To apply, Student Members of the New York Press Club need only fill-out and submit the application, below.

The Jordan Schuman Scholarships honor a young reporter, raised on Long Island, who was killed in an automobile accident in late December, 2015. The program is under development. Specifics will be announced soon.
The scholarships honor pioneer broadcast newsman, Stan Brooks, who died in December, 2013, ending a 40-year career at the nation's first all news radio station, 1010 WINS. Stan was a long time member and officer of the New York Press Club.

The Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarships are intended to be general purpose and are awarded based upon aptitude and accomplishment as determined by a New York Press Club Foundation committee of professional journalists.

Requirements for applicants:
  • Must be a Student Member in good standing of the New York Press Club. (Click to join).
  • Must be in (or entering) a grad or undergrad journalism or communications program at an accredited school.
  • Must fully complete and submit the online application.
  • Must provide at least one example of journalistic accomplishment (see application form).
  • Must attend, without charge, the Foundation's journalism conference on October 3rd to receive the award.
Questions may be directed to the scholarship committee by email.
The Jordan Schuman Scholarship program is under development. Jordan was raised on Long Island. She died, at 22, in an automobile accident in South Carolina the Wednesday before Christmas, 2015. The crash happened only months after Jordan began her professional career as a multimedia reporter for WPDE-TV in Florence, South Carolina.

Her immediate and extended families have organized a scholarship fund to aid budding journalists that the New York Press Club Foundation will administer. Program details will soon be finalized and applications will be available here.

Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarships

Jordan Schuman Scholarships

Unencumbered Gift

The New York Press Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 100% of all donations designated as scholarships will be awarded as scholarships. No fund money is used for administrative or any other purposes for scholarship donations.

We would be delighted to discuss endowed scholarships with individuals or organizations.

Scholarship Winners

2015 Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarship Winners:

Drew S. Casey @Drew_Casey
Fordham University ('17). Drew is also a 2015 New York Press Club Journalism Awards winner for radio sports reporting. (WFUV).
Lindsey Jean Smith @lindsjean
New York University - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Literary Reportage ('16)

2014 Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarship Winners:

Kiratiana Freelon
CUNY - Graduate School of Journalism ('14)
Reuben Jones
New York University - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute ('14)

2013 Press Club Foundation Scholarship Winners:

Rachael Levy
CUNY - Graduate School of Journalism ('14)
Kori Eslie Tuitt
Stony Brook University ('15)

2012 Press Club Foundation Scholarship Winners:

Fausto Giovanny Pinto
CUNY - Graduate School of Journalism ('13)
Jie Jenny Zou
Columbia University - Journalism Digital Media ('13)
Toni Stabile Investigative Fellow

Stan Brooks Scholarships Application

Applications are closed.

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Wendy L. Patrick, JD, PhD
Prosecutor, Author, Columnist, Media Commentator

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