Past MAP Scholarship Recipients

2021 MAP & Chemistry DEI Scholarship Winner

Zipporah Sewell

Robert Morris University

Zipporah Sewell is 21 years old and a current Junior at Robert Morris University, majoring in Public Relations and Organizational Leadership. She was born and raised in Prince Georges County, MD. She is working towards being the first-generation college graduate in her family and making a difference. In her spare time, Zipporah likes to read, cook and attend church services. She also enjoys community service and is the VP of her campus’s Collegiate 100 chapter. Right now, she is working on her Spanish for her upcoming summer abroad program in Peru which is possible through the Vira L Heinz scholarship.

From Zipporah:

“Winning this scholarship means everything to me, I work day in and day out to make sure I can finish my degree as close to debt-free as possible. Scholarships like this one are a pat on the back to let me know I am doing something right.”

Thank you to the Chemistry Agency for funding this scholarship to help further our efforts to make the media and communications industry a more Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive field. 



2022 MAP Scholarship Winner

Ben Wiegers

Geneva College

Benjamin Wiegers is a sophomore Communication student at Geneva College, with concentrations in Public Relations and Integrated Media. He is currently a member of Geneva’s Young Scholars Honors Program, an opportunity available for select sophomores and juniors at Geneva. Benjamin works as the broadcast commentator for Geneva’s men’s and women’s basketball and soccer teams, and is committed to studying public relations and integrated media in order to perform meaningful work in the world of professional athletics post-graduation.

From Ben:

“I am so thankful to have been selected by the Media Association of Pittsburgh to receive their scholarship this year. It is thrilling to be recognized for such an amazing honor, and I am grateful for the MAP’s generosity in helping to pay for my education. The scholarship money will allow me to continue to pursue my dream of doing media work in the sports world professionally.”










2022 Mary Beth Beggy Scholarship Winner

Stacie Ramos

St. Vincent College

Stacie Ramos is 18 years old and currently a freshman at Saint Vincent College. She was born and raised in Chula Vista, California, and decided to attend SVC to play collegiate volleyball. She is majoring in Marketing and minoring in Digital Arts and Media with a concentration in graphic design. Stacie made the Dean’s List and Presidential Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll in her first semester. She was also inducted into the SVC chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society.

From Stacie:

“I am incredibly grateful to the MAP Education Committee for selecting me as one of their winners of the MAP 2022 Mary Beth Beggy Fischerkeller Scholarship. Coming from California, I was not able to bring a car to school, therefore, limiting me to on-campus jobs. Winning this scholarship allows me to take some financial burden off my parents, who pay for my flights back and forth during the breaks. This scholarship will be going towards my textbooks and tuition.”


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