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St. Louis Media History Foundation awards first Pollack scholarship

Tabitha Williams, courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A St. Louis University student is the first recipient of the Joe Pollack Scholarship established by the St. Louis Media History Foundation.

Tabitha Williams, a 2012 graduate of Mehlville High, studies occupational therapy. The $4,000 award she will receive honors the former St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer, critic, labor advocate and local radio commentator who died in 2012.

Pollack was also a lifetime member of SPJ’s St. Louis Pro chapter.

Despite its focus on preserving local media history, and Pollack’s media prominence, the Foundation elected not to restrict the scholarship to just media students.

“Joe wouldn’t have wanted it that way,” said Dave Garino, Foundation president, speaking at the time the scholarship was established. “He was for every student getting an equal chance.”


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