The Woman's Press Club of Indiana plans to award three $500 scholarships to Indiana students or professional journalists interested in pursuing a career in journalism, upgrading skills or for public service work.

The Hortense Myers Memorial Journalism $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a junior-level Indiana college student, male or female, who plan a career in journalism. Myers, a former UPI statehouse reporter, was the first woman to work for the International Press Service.

The Louise Eleanor Ross Kleinhenz Memorial $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a woman over age 30 who wishes to upgrade her skills to re-enter the journalism job market or to transition into another journalism job. This award is in memory of Kleinhenz, a 45-year Woman's Press Club of Indiana member and former president of the organization.

The Julie and Gene Slaymaker $500 Scholarship for Public Service will be awarded to a student or professional journalist who provided public service to journalism in the past year. The applicant must provide documentation from the public service recipient.

Contest rules are online at www.wpcindiana.org/grants.html. Submissions for the awards are due by Friday, April 19.

The awards will be presented on May 18 during the club's annual banquet.