Public Relations Scholarships
Here are some of the Public Relations scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
Every year AWC Seattle Professional Chapter awards scholarships to outstanding communications students attending Washington state colleges.
Eligible students must meet the following qualifications:
• Be a Washington state resident
• Be a registered student at a four-year college in Washington state for Fall school year
• Be a junior, senior or graduate student as of Fall school year
• Be accepted in, or applying to, a school at a four-year university or college to major in at least one of the following communications disciplines:
o Graphic design
o Journalism (print and broadcast)
o Multimedia design
o Public relations
o Speech communications
o Technical communication
o Television and radio production
Scholarship selections are based on:
• Demonstrated excellence in communications
• Positive contributions toward communications on campus, in the community
• Scholastic achievement
• Financial need
• Work samples
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in animal nutrition, animal or food science, farm/ranch or business management, general agriculture, agricultural communications, journalism, extension, public relations, economics, international agriculture, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, biochemistry, biological sciences, biotechnology, food packaging or technology or pulp and paper technology. Minimum 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required. Must be current FFA member. Applicant must exhibit strong leadership skills and have participated in community service. Some residency requirements may apply.AWARD: 80 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in general agriculture; animal nutrition or science; farm and ranch management; poultry science; agricultural communications, journalism or public relations; management and finance; marketing and sales; or select area science and engineering. Must be a resident of a community in which a Tyson Foods processing facility is located. Scholarship recipients will be provided information regarding possible internship/part-time employment opportunities at Tyson Foods Inc.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
Graduate student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application on the reverse side (typed, not handwritten) will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship:Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native.Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university that is accredited by a regional accrediting association.Graduate applicants must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA* and MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in public relations, marketing or advertising.Applicant must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS left to complete his/her Master’s degree. Applicant must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June.Applicant must write a one to two-page, typed essay outlining his/her career goals and why he/she feels it is important to increase ethnic representation in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. In addition, applicant must define the role of an advertising, marketing or public relations practitioner (depending on emphasis). Applicant can include accomplishments relevant to increasing awareness about diversity in his/her community.Applicant must write a brief paragraph explaining graduate school and/or community activities in which he/she is involved. (Give dates)Applicant must write a brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that he/she has received. (Give dates)Applicant must provide a letter of reference from a professor or internship advisor.If the applicant does not think his/her GPA accurately reflects his/her scholastic capability and achievement, then draft an essay no longer than one-page explaining the discrepancy.Applicant must attach a resume. The resume should reflect what he/she would present to a prospective employer, with the career objective clearly stated.Applicant must attach a sealed, official transcripts from his/her college/university or have official transcripts sent directly to TLF. No copies will be accepted.Applicant must show proof of acceptance to graduate school if not currently enrolled.
Scholarship Value: up to $10,000 Classifications: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Design, Marketing, Business, Communications, Public Relations, Finance, Law, Accounting, History, English Eligible Schools: Fisk University, Knoxville College, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Tennessee State University Eligible Locations: Open How to Apply : Apply Online Scholarship Detail: The NISSAN/UNCF Shift Knowledge Scholarship was created in 2004 to recognize the academic achievement and leadership qualities of students, and to honor the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This program is open to students currently enrolled in an HBCU located in Tennessee having a minimum GPA of a 3.0 and pursuing majors in the fields of engineering, design, marketing, business, communications, public relations, finance or law, accounting history and English. These HBCUs include: Fisk University Knoxville College, Lane College Lemoyne-Owen College and Tennessee State University. Donor/Sponsor Name: Nissan North America, Inc. Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.nissanusa.com
Program Description:The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and GMAC Financial services have partnered to provide book scholarships to assist outstanding Latino students in their purchase of college textbooks. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students in selected geographic locations pursuing degrees in Business, Communication or Urban Planning.Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Must major in either one of the following: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Public Policy & Management, Public Relations, or Urban Studies/Planning * Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam. * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, plus demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity. Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences. The application information is evaluated by the NDB scholarship committee composed of an external review panel and at least two board members. The recommendations of the scholarship committee are summarized by NDB staff and the scholarships are then awarded. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDPRB) through Dairy Management, Inc.(DMI) annually awards up to 20 $1,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students (sophomore through senior) enrolled in college/university programs that emphasize dairy.Majors include: communications/public relations, journalism, marketing, business, economics, nutrition, food science, and Ag education. Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, an interest in a career in a dairy-related discipline, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and integrity.Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a transcript of all college courses, and write a short statement describing their career aspirations, dairy-related activities and work experiences.
Criteria: 1. Must be African American, Asian American, Hispanic, or Native American. 2. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. 3.Must be majoring in public relations or communications or minoring in communications with a desire to pursue a career in public relations. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.lagrantfoundation.org/ for more information and an application form.
CRITERIA: Recipient of this one-year scholarship must be an undergraduate public relations major and show outstanding potential in the field. The scholarship for the academic year will be recognized at the annual Vernon C. Schranz Distinguished Lectureship in Public Relations program.GENERAL CRITERIA FOR JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIPS• To apply for any undergraduate scholarship, a student MUST be enrolled at Ball State University during Spring Semester and plan to enroll for at least one semester and take at least 12 hours per semester (or two hours of internship) while the scholarship is in effect for the academic year. In other words, recipients must be full-time students.• A student MUST have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.6/4.0 in all course work and/or outstanding media service before she/he can apply for scholarship consideration. Media service may include student publications, internships and/or other on or off-campus media work. (Some scholarships may have an additional GPA requirements.)• Applicants must submit copies of one to three samples of their published and/or academic work. Photocopies are acceptable. Study each description carefully (in every category) and apply ONLY for those scholarships for which you qualify. Students who have previously won one-year scholarships are invited to re-apply or apply for other applicable scholarships. Students must supply supplemental materials to the journalism department office no later than the set deadline date.
Award: $300 and a certificate
The award check will be payable to the winner’s university for use on his or her behalf, and can only be used to directly fund the winner’s educational pursuits.
To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
Be pursuing an undergraduate education in public relations.
Complete a professional internship.
Be a PRSSA member in good standing.
You need to submit the following materials to apply for this award:
A typed, completed application form (Word or PDF).
A letter of recommendation from your internship supervisor.
A letter of recommendation from your PRSSA Faculty Adviser.
A typed 1,000 to 1,200 word essay describing the internship experience and addressing each of the following subjects in the order stated:
Organization sponsoring internship.
Period of internship.
What you learned.
Value of internship to studies and future career.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and NASCAR Wendell Scott, Sr. Scholars Program are proud to offer financial assistance to college freshman and sophomores who attend one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The NASCAR Scholarship is open only to college Freshman or Sophomore students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selected scholars will receive a one-year merit scholarship of $4,500 for the 2015-2016 academic school year, which will be used to cover the costs of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board and required textbooks purchased from member schools. Students must meet the following minimum criteria to apply for the award:
All students nominated for this program must meet the following minimum criteria to qualify for a scholarship:
Be enrolled as a full-time college freshman or sophomore student at one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools for the 2015-2016 academic year
Major in Business, Engineering, Public Relations, Mass Media, Technology, Sports Marketing or Marketing/Management
Current grade point average of 3.0
Demonstrate financial need
Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures
The scholarship application and selection process is competitive. To apply, students must complete the following:
Resume (include community service, leadership and employment/internship experience)
2015-2016 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
Most recent transcript (applicants may upload a copy of either an unofficial or official transcript)
Recommendation Letter from current school faculty member (includes faculty signature)
Essay: In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following questions:
Wendell Scott Sr. was the first African-American driver and winner in NASCAR and broke many racial barriers. Is racism still a problem in this country today? If so, what steps can be taken to address the issue? If not, please explain your answer.
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