Help the Akron Press Club fund scholarships

As we navigate COVID-19, please consider a donation to the Akron Press Club to fund scholarships.

The Akron Press Club has not been able to hold traditional lunch programming during the current pandemic. Funds from these lunches go toward scholarships for journalism and public relations students. Between the Press Club and the John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund, scholarships of $5,000 were awarded to nine students in 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic also has disrupted the normal educational pathways for many university students, who have had to embrace learning in a virtual environment.

These scholarships make a difference to the students who receive them.

You can donate by following this link.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students. Visit for membership information.