Public Relations Scholarships

Here are some of the Public Relations scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AWC Student Scholarships

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 Advertising o Communications o Film o Graphic design o Journalism (print and broadcast) o Marketing o Multimedia design o Photography 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

HSF/Nissan Community College Transfer

Program Description: This program, offered in partnership with Nissan, is available to community college students transferring to a four-year institution in Dallas. TX or Los Angeles, CA. Awards are in the amount of $2,500 for the full academic year. Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage. Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). Be currently enrolled part-time or full-time at a community college. Have plans to transfer and enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program at a four-year U.S. accredited institution in Dallas, TX or Los Angeles, CA. Be pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering, Journalism/Communications or Public Relations. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent). Must apply for Federal Financial Aid.

Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000 This scholarship is designed to honor a student for his/her mentoring of others and his/her commitment to public relations. The Nominee Must be entering his or her junior or senior year in college Must be a major in public relations, journalism, or a related field Must be studying to prepare for a career in public relations Must possess a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Must be attending a four year accredited institution Must be in good standing as a member of a PRSSA Chapter Application Materials To apply, submit the following materials: Completed nomination form (Word or PDF) One recommendation letter made by someone other than the applicant who can address the ways the applicant has helped others in their career and professional development, and how that individual has demonstrated their potential to be a strong mentor of others in the field of public relations, in a letter of no more than two pages. Essay of no more than two pages, written by the applicant, explaining the applicant’s commitment to a public relations and a career in the industry Current resume Official academic transcript

PRSA-Hawai‘i/Roy Leffingwell Public Relations Scholarship

Requirements: Major in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications and intend to pursue a career in public relations. Be a college junior, senior or graduate student.

Harry S Truman Scholarship

Must be a full-time student with a junior level academic standing, with a commitment to a career in government or elsewhere in the public sector, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, plans to complete a graduate degree, is in the upper 1/4 of the class and is a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national, except for residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marianas who must be in their senior class. If interested, contact Matt Means by October 1 at (785) 628-4280.

Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the underrepresentation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, encourage their valued participation in the profession, and benefit the profession as a whole. The scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is granted to four applicants annually who are matriculating full-time in their sophomore, junior, senior or first year of graduate school. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 is required and applicants are required to be enrolled in one of the following majors in order to be eligible: Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies or Journalism.

Paul Allen Bennett Scholarship

CRITERIA: Recipients of this one-year scholarship must be a current graduate student in the department's public relations program.

PRSSA-Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $1,500 Requirements: *Applicants must be of Latino, African-American, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry. *Must be full time students at an accredited four-year college or university with at least junior status by the time the scholarship will be used. Membership in PRSSA is preferred, a major or minor in public relations is also preferred.

Gongoro Nakamura Memorial Scholarship

National JACL membership is a requirement to be considered for a JACL scholarship. Membership must be held by the applicant or applicant's parents only. Extended family ties do not apply for this requirement. Student memberships are available. For more information about membership categories, please contact the JACL Membership Department at National Headquarters. Applicants must also be planning to attend a college, university, trade school, business school or any institution of higher learning at the undergraduate school level in the upcoming fall. Preference for this scholarship will be given to a student with an interest in public speaking or debate.

NASCAR/Wendell Scott Award

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a declared major in Engineering, Business, Public Relations, Mass Media, Sports Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Management and Technology. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be attending school in the following states: FL, NC and GA. Please check the website for the complete list of HACU-member institutions. For students pursuing studies in Engineering, Business, Public Relations, Mass Media, Sports Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Management and Technology.

Thespian Scholarship Program

This program is open to graduating high school seniors who participate in the annual International Thespian Festival. Applicants must be member of the society, have a minimum grade point average of 2.7, and intend to use the funds to further their education in the communicative arts (theater, film, speech, radio, television, broadcasting, music or dance). They may participate in 1 of the 4 categories: 1) performance, with a solo presentation of a 2-minute song or monologue; 2) technical theater, with a portfolio of renderings, sketches, models or illustrations of scenic or costume designs; 3) theater educator, with an essay on why they want to be a theater teacher, their most inspirational teacher or the most important issue facing high school theater today; or 4) playwriting, with a manuscript of a play. Only 2 students from each troupe may participate. Selection is based on involvement with the thespian troupe at their school and their audition performance, portfolio, essay or manuscript.

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