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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.

Nissan/UNCF Shift Knowledge Scholarship for HBCU Students in TN

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

Greater Los Angeles Press Club, The

Criteria: 1. Five scholarships will be awarded to students making significant contributions in each of the journalism options of: Broadcast, Magazine, Newspaper, Photojournalism, and/or Public relations. 2. Financial need is a factor. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the Administrative Support Coordinator of the Journalism Department ((562) 985-4981; ) for more information and an application form.

IFEC Scholarships for Foodservice Communication Careers

IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students pursuing careers as writers, editors, public relations and marketing communication practitioners and closely related areas within the foodservice industry. EligibilityTo be considered eligible for an award, a student must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution in the U.S. and have an expected graduation date that is after December 31, 2011.The student must show evidence of training, skill and interest in both foodservice and the communication arts. The combination of studies and/or work experience in both the foodservice field and the communication arts is necessary. Applicants should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need. Majors considered applicable in the foodservice area include culinary arts, hotel, restaurant and institutional management, hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related studies. Applicable majors in the communication area include journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related studies.

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.

Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations

Award: $1,000 This scholarship was created to encourage graduate public relations students to pursue careers in corporate public relations, with the goal of making the public relations function more essential to the successful achievement of corporate goals consistent with the public interest, the precepts of sound business and the needs of key stakeholders. This scholarship is made possible by the PRSA Foundation; the Arthur W. Page Society; the Institute for Public Relations; and individual donors. Eligibility Candidates must be enrolled or continuing in a graduate studies degree program in public relations, journalism or related fields, effective fall. Candidates must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4. Candidates do not have to be a PRSSA member to apply. The award may be used at any U.S. college or university offering a graduate program in public relations or related field. Entries will be judged by a committee of three senior public relations professionals, each of whom will represent one of the three founding organizations for this award. Application To apply for this award, you must submit the following materials: A completed application form (Word or PDF) An essay of up to 1,000 words (as explained in the application) Letter of recommendation of no more than two pages from a faculty member or PRSSA Faculty or Professional Adviser One additional letter of recommendation of no more than two pages from an internship employer, educator or other individual who knows the applicant and can address his or her potential as a public relations counselor to management One-page résumé

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

Award: $1,000 The scholarship 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. This scholarship is made possible by the PRSA Foundation with founding donors Prudential Financial and Weber-Shandwick. Eligibility To apply, you must meet the following requirements: Be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations. Be entering your junior year of undergraduate studies this fall. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Demonstrate the commitment to service and social responsibility that Ofield Dukes personified Be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry. Selection Criteria Applications will be judged by a committee of public relations professionals, using the following criteria: Academic achievement in public relations and overall studies Specific examples of commitment to service and social responsibility (demonstrated by mentoring others or participating in community service activities) OR specific examples of how you have worked to make the world a more equitable place. Writing skills as demonstrated throughout the application. Letters of recommendation from faculty and non-faculty. Awards or honors you have received for academic or extracurricular achievements (can include high school and community awards). Required Application Materials To apply, send the following materials: Nomination form (Word or PDF), signed by both you and a faculty member or PRSSA Adviser. A recommendation letter of no more than two pages from a faculty member or adviser. At least one and not more than four additional letters of recommendation from internship employers, educators or others who have been directly involved in your relevant activities. Letters may be no more than two pages. A one to two- page résumé.

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?

Shirely McKown Scholarship Fund

Requirements: Major in Journalism, Advertising or Public Relations. Be a junior, senior or graduate student. Attend a four-year college or university. Minimum GPA 3.0.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Scholarship

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.

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