Scholarships and Grants


Woman’s Press Club of Indiana’s Education Fund provides scholarships and other awards each year to professional members and college students. The deadline is April 6, 2018, for this year’s round of awards.

IU student Amanda Marino, left, received her Hortense Myers scholarship award from WPCI’s Julie Slaymaker.

Hortense Myers Scholarship, $1,000
Former UPI Statehouse reporter Myers is remembered by her colleagues on the beat and in the journalism classroom as a fair but relentless reporter who sought the truth in every story she pursued.

  • Eligibility: College juniors, male and female.
  • Application: PDF, Word

Louise Eleanor Ross Kleinhenz Scholarships, $500
This award is in memory of Louise Eleanor Ross Kleinhenz, a 45-year-member of Woman’s Press Club of Indiana who served the organization as president, historian and Bulletin editor before her death in 1977.

  • Eligibility: Mature Indiana women and men desiring to upgrade their journalism skills.
  • Application: PDF, Word

Julie and Gene Slaymaker Public Service to Journalism Award, $500
This honors a male or female professional journalist or student who has provided public service to journalism in the past year. The applicant must provide documentation from the recipient of the public service.

Deadline to apply for any of the awards is April 6, 2018.

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