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Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane TIllman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton
The Fred Group
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
John Mulligan
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Events Chairman
Mitch Lebe
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

The Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarships

Administered by the New York Press Club Foundation, Inc.

  • Overview
  • How to Apply
Apply now for the 2015 scholarships.

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 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. (Deadline: September 25th, 2015)

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded at this year's Press Club Foundation Conference on Journalism, Saturday, October 3rd, at NYU.
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 by September 25th, 2015.
  • 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 New York Press Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed. 100% of all donations will be awarded as scholarships. No fund money is used for administrative or any other purpose.

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

Scholarship Winners

2014 Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarship Winners:
Reuben Jones
NYU - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute ('14)
Kiratiana Freelon
CUNY - Graduate School of Journalism ('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

Submit on or before September 25th, 2015.

Most fields required:

School Information:


Accomplishment (Provide at least one):



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