Students from three area schools win journalism scholarships | Local News


Communication students from Canisius College, St. Bonaventure University and SUNY Buffalo State/SUNY Empire State College have won awards from the Greater Buffalo Society of Professional Journalists College Scholarship Fund.

Batavia’s Griffin Della Penna attends Canisius, focusing on sports journalism. He has been involved in numerous communications activities with the Batavia Muckdogs, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Pegula Sports and Entertainment and ESPN 3. Della Penna also received a scholarship through the fund in 2021.

Nicolas Gelyon frequents Saint-Bonaventure, where he has been involved with SBU-TV and SBU-TV Sports. He reported on a wide range of current affairs and sporting topics.

Christian Miles StomsVik is a photojournalist for the Bee News Group and was previously a photographer for Chelsea Now and Chelsea Community News in the New York area. He has worked as a freelancer for national media, including the Washington Post and the London Financial Times. He is enrolled at SUNY Empire State College and is enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State where he is completing his photojournalism degree.

The scholarship program is in its 44th year.


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