Trib Total Media expands scholarship program

Trib Total Media is looking for applicants for its expanded Scholarship Program.

“We launched our Scholarship Program in 2019 to encourage, develop and inspire the next generation of promising young journalists,” said Trib Total Media President & CEO Jennifer Bertetto. “Now, we are expanding the program to include students in the business, marketing and technology fields as well.”

Trib Total Media’s Journalism Scholarship Program began in 2019 with the launch of the Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship in honor of Tribune-Review managing editor Jim Borden. In 2020, the Scholarship for Diversity in Media was added. And now, in 2022, Trib Total Media is proud to offer the Business, Marketing & Technology Scholarship.

“You don’t have to be a writer to work for a media company,” said Jennifer Bertetto. “Through this new scholarship, we are offering an opportunity for students to learn and grow on the business side of our organization.”

Trib Total Media’s Business, Marketing & Technology Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students, from Western Pennsylvania, including employees of Trib Total Media, 535media and PrintSource, with a major in business, marketing, computer science, or information technology.

The Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication.

The Scholarship for Diversity in Media is open to minorities as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Program (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Multi-racial). Applicants must be current high school seniors, planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication.

Scholarship recipients will each receive up to $30,000 in scholarship funds awarded in annual installments of up to $7500. The students will be required to remain in the approved course of study through graduation, complete summer internships with Trib Total Media each year of the program and, upon graduation, they will receive an offer for full-time employment.

“Receiving the Jim Borden Scholarship was an absolute honor,” said Julia Felton, recipient of the inaugural Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship in 2020.  “It gave me the opportunity to work alongside incredibly talented journalists who taught me so much more than I could ever learn in a classroom and it opened the door for me to enter into a truly rewarding field.  I can’t imagine a better way to get started in the field of journalism.”

Applications are now being accepted for all 3 scholarships.  Qualified applicants can apply online at https://tribtotalmedia.com/  under the Career & Scholarship Opportunities tab. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2022.