Bob Eddy Scholarship winners for 2019 announced

The 2019 Bob Eddy Scholarship recipients, clockwise starting from top left, Ashley Anglisano, Sanchali Singh, Gabriel Pietrorazio and Sarah Rose Willson

The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists this month chose four college students who will receive a total of $6,000 from the Bob Eddy Scholarship Foundation.

To qualify for a scholarship, students must begin their junior or senior year in fall 2019 and either be enrolled at an accredited Connecticut university or be a Connecticut resident enrolled at an accredited university elsewhere.

The scholarship committee considers past journalism work, commitment to the industry, academic success and financial need when determining the winners.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven manages the Bob Eddy Scholarship Foundation. To donate to the scholarship fund, please click here

The 2019 scholarship award winners are:

Sarah Rose Willson (Bob Eddy Award – $2,500) is a senior at Central Connecticut State University who majors in journalism and minors in political science. She was the editor-in-chief of her university’s newspaper, The Recorder, and was president of SPJ’s CCSU chapter for one year. Willson is interning at Al Arabiya in Washington, D.C., and will graduate from CCSU in spring 2020.

Sanchali Singh (Bob Eddy Award – $1,500) is a journalism student at the University of Maryland with a minor in sustainability. After graduation, she wants to work as an environmental journalist raising awareness about anthropogenic climate change. Her interest in journalism started from journaling about traveling with her family in her childhood. Singh grew up in Connecticut and spends her free time reading, cooking and hiking.

Gabriel Pietrorazio (Bob Eddy Award – $1,000) is a rising senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who’s pursuing dual majors in media and society and political science. Pietrorazio has served as an intern reporter at the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut, and Finger Lakes Times of Geneva, New York. He also was a feature news reporter for in Seneca Falls, New York, and remains a freelancer for FL1. This summer, Pietrorazio returned to the Town Times as the Thomaston reporter. He also hosts and produces a new weekly video-podcast program titled, “Talk of the Town.”

Ashley Anglisano (Bob Eddy Award – $1,000) is a junior at the University of Connecticut studying journalism and communications with a minor in political science. She is the associate news editor of UConn’s student-run newspaper, The Daily Campus. She also is a special events correspondent for AVweb news, an aviation-focused news organization. She contributes graphic design help to Aviation Consumer magazine and runs its social media accounts. Anglisano hopes to work at a local paper after graduating from UConn.

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