The Bloomington Press Club scholarship committee has selected two IU students as the recipients for the fall scholarship/internship program.
Rachel Saltsgaver will intern with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, an agency that supplies fresh foods to those in need, and Stephanie Kuschel will work with Middle Way House, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
Committee chair Jan Skinner said all the applicants were from the IU School of Journalism and all were “superb.”
The interns work with marketing and public relations professionals at the United Way agencies throughout the semester. The club gives each $1,000 as part of the scholarship to help offset the fact that these are unpaid internships. BPC relies on fundraisers to support this program.
At the April 26 meeting, the two most recent interns, Darcy Marlett and Julia Haller, reported on their experiences with their agencies during the spring semester.
Bloomington Press Club supports the program through fundraisers. Committee chair Skinner suggested an ongoing way of raising money is to “round up” the lunch costs. For example, each member who opts for the $14 buffet instead writes a check for $15 (or more!). The extra money goes to the scholarship fund.