Off the Record

Press Club Announces 2021 Student Scholarship Recipients

June 17, 2021

DALLAS, TX – June 17, 2021 – The Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded four college scholarships to Dallas area students for the upcoming, academic 2021-22, school year.  The Fund is administered by Communities Foundation of Texas.

Brandon Borick
  • A $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Brandon Borick (Colleyville Heritage High School graduate), who is now a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Caroline Brown
  • A $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Caroline Brown (James Martin High School graduate), who plans to attend the University of Arkansas this fall.
Lexi Quilty

A $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Lexi Quilty (John H. Guyer High School graduate), who will be a sophomore at Dallas Baptist University. for the one-year scholarships are taken early each year. 

Vanesa Trejo
  • A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Vanesa Trejo (Skyline High School graduate), who will be a junior at the University of Texas at Austin.

For more information about the scholarship program, contact or go to the Communities Foundation of Texas website:

“For decades, the Dallas Press Club Foundation has awarded scholarships to help aspiring students pursue careers in the continually evolving field of journalism and communications,” said Jay Rosser, a vice president of the Press Club Foundation. “This effort is enhanced by the ongoing commitment of the Press Club of Dallas in its various fundraising efforts that continue to add to the scholarship fund now managed by Communities Foundation of Texas.”

Katie Kuehl, scholarships program manager for Communities Foundation of Texas added, “We are honored to partner with The Press Club of Dallas Foundation in providing scholarships to support deserving students since we began our partnership in 2010.”

The Press Club of Dallas has made financial contributions to the foundation to award scholarships to students who have graduated from a high school in the North Texas area, completed at least 45 hours of collegiate coursework, and are currently pursuing a college degree in the communications field, which includes traditional and new media, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising.

“We are grateful for the Communities Foundation of Texas who has helped raise and distribute these scholarship funds to deserving students in the field of communications.  Unbiased journalists are crucial. These students are our nation’s future,” said Paul Wahlstrom, President of the Press Club of Dallas Board of Dallas Board of Directors.

About the Press Club of Dallas:

The Dallas Press Club is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1948 with the mission to support journalism in all its forms. The Dallas chapter produces events to support the mission of the Press Club, raise awareness about journalism and for scholarship funds for North Texas students. The Press Club of Dallas, serving five counties in Dallas, is an evolving organization of journalists and affiliated professionals in the North Texas region, committed to promoting the fundamental tenets of communication, journalism and First Amendment freedoms. If you would like more information on how to become a member of the Press Club of Dallas, please visit:

About the Press Club of Dallas Foundation:

For years the Press Club of Dallas Foundation managed the scholarship initiatives of the Press Club.  The Foundation is now a stand-alone entity. Years ago it formed a relationship with the Communities Foundation of Texas for investment purposes and for the administration of the scholarship program.

About Communities Foundation of Texas:                                                                                                                                                                              Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) works with families, companies and nonprofits to strengthen our community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. CFT is committed to serving and understanding donor needs, expertly handling complex gifts, wisely managing charitable funds, and leveraging its community knowledge to increase charitable impact. The foundation professionally manages more than 1,000 charitable funds and has awarded over $2 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.

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