Bill Pearl Scholarship Announced at CSULB

 CSULB Department of Journalism and Public Relations Announces the

Establishment of the “Bill Pearl Community Journalism Scholarship”


Long Beach, California – The CSULB Department of Journalism & Public Relations has announced to its students the availability of a newly established scholarship endowed in honor of a Long Beach pioneer in community journalism.

“The Bill Pearl Community Journalism Scholarship” has been established in honor of Mr. Pearl to acknowledge his over 20 years in providing insightful reporting on community issues as publisher of

Due to the generous contributions of many people and matching funds provided by the Citizens About Responsible Planning (CARP), CSULB will utilize more than $14,000 beginning this Spring to award a $1,250 scholarship to a student who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing community journalism and a commitment to the principles of democracy, citizen journalism and open government. 

"The Bill Pearl Community Journalism Scholarship" is just one way of acknowledging Mr. Pearl’s on-going commitment to excellent community journalism. It is hoped that with continued contributions, this scholarship will be available for many years.

Community members wishing to support this acknowledgement of Mr. Pearl’s contribution to Long Beach, should go to: