Apply Now! Scholarships available through PRSSA

Looking for a little extra money for school? Check out these scholarships available through PRSSA. But hurry! Deadlines are rapidly approaching.

Good luck!


Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships — June 4
Awards: First $2,000; Second $1,500; Third $750
Candidates must be PRSSA members enrolled in programs of public relations studies, preparing for careers in public relations, and in their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies. Judges will look for academic achievement, leadership, experience and commitment to public relations.

Silverman Minority Student Award — June 14
Award: $5,000
This award is open to communications students who are of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. It recognizes academic achievement and a commitment to enter the public relations profession. 3.0 GPA minimum.

John D. Graham Scholarship — June 14
Award: First $3,000, Two Runners-up $1,000

Candidates must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations, and entering his or her senior year of undergraduate studies in fall 2010.

Lawrence G. Foster Award — June 4
Award: $1,200
This award recognizes an undergraduate student who has demonstrated an understanding and commitment to achieving excellence as a future public relations professional.

Teahan National Chapter Awards — June 4
Honor: $200–$500, depending on the category
Apply for awards in the following categories: outstanding Chapter, Chapter firm, Chapter development, PRSA/PRSSA Chapter relationship, community service, university service, Faculty Adviser, Professional Adviser, Chapter newsletter, Chapter website, Regional Activity or diversity.

Plank Center Ethics Advocacy Awards — June 4
Awards: First $1,000 Chapter, $250 Faculty Adviser. Second $750 Chapter, $150 Faculty Adviser $150. Third $500 Chapter, $100 Faculty Adviser.

Have you conducted an ethics advocacy campaign in your Chapter? Apply for this award.

Star Chapter Award — June 7
Award: Certificate
The Star Chapter Award promotes Chapter growth and member development. This annual honor — for which all Chapters are eligible each year — encourages Chapter leadership to provide programming and relationship building for students, and rewards them for reaching these goals.

Hall of Fame Award — June 4
Honor: Recognition Plaque
Nominate a PRSSA alum who has made a significant contribution to public relations and built a distinguished career in public relations. This is a great way to honor your Chapter’s Professional Adviser if they used to be a PRSSA student.

National President’s Citation — June 4
Honor: Certificate
Every Chapter is encouraged to recommend any two outstanding members for this award. Candidates should possess leadership and professional skills, have a strong understanding of PRSSA and be an active member on the Chapter.

National Gold Key Award — June 4
Honor: Recognition Plaque
This award recognizes outstanding PRSSA members. Eligibility requirements: Have at least two years of PRSSA membership; be a senior or graduate student; have a 3.4 GPA minimum in major; held a Chapter or National PRSSA leadership position; completed an internship; and intends to become an PRSA Associate Member.


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