The Peter O.E. Bekker Memorial Scholarship is offered in memory of the New York Press Club's longtime Consulting Director, who died in August of 2016, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Peter's family has created a scholarship fund to aid young journalists. Your donations are welcomed and appreciated. The scholarship will be administered by the New York Press Club Foundation. Program details will soon be finalized and applications will be available here.
Stan Brooks applications are closed and will reopen in summer, 2016.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 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 program is under development.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.