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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

NDS / DMI Education & Communication Scholarship

(1st - $1,500; 2nd through 5th - $1,000) (Number of awards is dependent on number and quality of applicants). These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue education or communication careers in dairy or food related industries. Major areas can include: Education, Social Media & Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Food Science, Nutrition (Human), and Journalism. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and interests in education or communications. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc. Application Deadline is April 15

Don & Judy Langley Scholarship Endowment for Journalism & Mass Communications

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Journalism & Mass Communication Applicants must be full-time, fully matriculated undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Journalism & Mass Communications; majoring in journalism or public relations; overall GPA of 3.0. Among equally qualified student applicants, preference should be given to those specifically interested in magazine and trade publications.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarship

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.

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

Award: Two awards, each $1,500 Established in 1989 by PRSA’s Multicultural Affairs Committee, the PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship annually assists and recognizes young men and women for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations. Two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded to talented communications students who are of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. All applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at accredited four-year colleges or universities, be at least junior status and at most have one full term remaining as of Fall and have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. This scholarship is made possible by the PRSA Foundation. Eligibility You must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university. Membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is preferred, but is not a requirement. A major or minor in public relations is also preferred. A student who attends a school that does not offer a public relations degree or program must be enrolled in a communications degree program (e.g., journalism or mass communications). You must be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. You must have attained, by Fall, at least junior status and have at most one full term remaining. You also must have earned and maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale in all courses. Application A completed application form (Word or PDF). An official transcript of all college/university courses completed. A brief letter of recommendation from a PRSA member or an individual associated with the public relations profession (corporate, agency, government, non-profit) or higher education. A typed, double-spaced two page essay, on one of the following topics: Why does diversity matter to the public relations industry? What is the significance of having a diverse workforce in the public relations industry? How is diversity enacted in everyday public relations practice? What recent multicultural communication efforts have helped to bridge the gap between the community and the company/institution?

HSF/HSBC-North America Scholarship

Program Description:The HSBC-North America Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to outstanding Latino undergraduate students. 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 * Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a two or 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) * Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree * Must reside in one of the following Counties: Los Angeles, CA (LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura); Monterey/Salinas, CA (Salinas); Chicago, IL (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Will, McHenry); New York, NY (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond); Las Vegas, NV (Clark) * Be a current undergraduate sophomore OR a student currently attending community college and planning on transferring to a four-year college or university where you will be a Junior. * Be majoring in one of the following majors: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Technology (IT/MIS), Management, Marketing, Public Relations

Cox Newspaper Minority Journalism Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to provide total financial support for highly-motivated minority students (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Native American and people of color) who are citizens for four years of study who wish to pursue a career in the newspaper industry. This scholarship is for four-years of study in any one of the following areas of study: Journalism, Mass Communications, Economics, English, Accounting, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Urban Studies, Advertising. Cox Enterprises Inc., a multi media company headquartered in Atlanta, offers a full paid, four year scholarship to high school seniors who will graduate from the metro school system served by one of the following newspapers: West Palm Beach Post (Florida), Austin-American Statesman (Texas), and Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia). Only one scholarship is offered each calendar year and only one newspaper is selected to administer the program.

CNH Capital Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural communications, education, public relations, business management, economics, finance, international agriculture, sales or marketing. Applicants must exhibit strong leadership skills and have participated in community service. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Attendance at Iowa State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison or University of Wisconsin-Platteville required. Scholarship recipients will be provided information regarding opportunities for possible summer internships/employment at CNH Capital.AWARD: 14 scholarships at $2,250 each, non-renewable.

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.

Henry A Zuberano Scholarship

Requirements: Major in Political Science, International Relations, International Business or Public Administration. Be an undergraduate student.

MillerCoors National Scholarship

Amount: $ 3,000 /Renewable Criteria •Junior or Senior university classification by the Fall Semester •Open to Business majors including : Accounting, Communications, General Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Public Relations or Sales majors •Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident •Must be of Hispanic descent •Must have a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale •Maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours) for the duration of the scholarship period •Provide two letters of recommendation highlighting leadership potential •Scholar must attend ¡Adelante!'s Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX (Sponsorship to attend is included along with the scholarship) •Must attend a Partnering University

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