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

Gavotto Scholarship

Junior (full time status) must belong to PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America.Major in Public Relations

Paul Allen Bennett Scholarship

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

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

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.

Mark Beaumont Scholarship Fund

The Mark Beaumont Scholarship was established by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2010 to honor the memory of COO of Capcom North America and Europe, Mark Beaumont. This scholarship has been established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the business of interactive entertainment. Possible career paths for Mark Beaumont applicants include (but are not limited to) executive leadership, law, marketing, public relations, and business development.

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.

The Lagrant Foundation Graduate Scholarship

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.

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.

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.

Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships

Awards: First honor $2,000. Second honor $1,500. Third honor $1,000. The award will be payable to the recipient’s university for the recipient’s use, and can only be used to fund educational pursuits. Eligibility and Judging Criteria You must be a PRSSA member in your junior or senior year of college, preparing for a career in public relations to apply for this award. Applications will be judged on the following criteria: Academic achievement in public relations and overall studies. Demonstrated leadership. Practical experience, e.g. internships, other work/service, student firm work Commitment to public relations, particularly as expressed in the candidate's statement Application To apply for this award, submit the following materials: The application form (Word or PDF) signed by you, your Faculty Adviser and your Professional Adviser. A letter of recommendation from your Faculty or Professional Adviser. A signed statement of 300 words or fewer that outlines your commitment to public relations and its ethical practice. Optional: Additional letters of recommendation from previous employers or professors. Make sure all materials are error free and thoroughly proofread. All application materials must be received at PRSSA Headquarters (not just postmarked). Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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