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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

Graduate Student Scholarship

CRITERIA: This one-year scholarship will be given to a current graduate student who will have completed at least six credit hours at the graduate level in journalism or public relations at Ball State when the scholarship is used. This scholarship will be available beginning Fall Semester 2010.

HSF/GMAC SmartEdge Book Scholarship

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)

NASCAR Wendell Scott Sr. Scholarship

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: SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA 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 APPLICATION PROCESS 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.

Pearce Davies Endowment Fund

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Journalism & Mass Communications Must be a public relations major and member of Public Relations Society of America. Recipient must also be designated by the Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Arysta LifeScience North America Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agronomy, crop or plant science, horticulture, business/landscape/nursery or turfgrass management, agricultural communications, public relations, sales or marketing, entomology or plant pathology. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Must reside in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington (state).AWARD: Five scholarships at $1,275 each, non-renewable.

The Lagrant Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) 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 four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter.Applicant must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA* and MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising.Applicant must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June.Applicant must write a one to two-page, typed essay outlining his/her career goals and what steps he/she will take to increase the lack of 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 college 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 college professor or internship advisor.

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.

John D. Graham Scholarship

Award: First place $3,000; two runners up $1,000 each 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. Eligibility You must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations, and entering your senior year of undergraduate studies in fall after the application deadline to apply for this scholarship. Judges will be looking for the following qualities: Academic achievement in public relations and overall studies. Demonstrated leadership. Practical experience in internships, other work/service. Commitment to public relations, particularly as expressed in the candidate’s statements in the application form. Writing skills demonstrated throughout the application form. Application To apply for this award, submit four copies of the following materials: The completed application form (Word or PDF), including signatures from you and a faculty member or PRSSA Adviser. A letter of recommendation, no more than two pages, from either a faculty member or PRSSA Adviser. No more than two additional letters of recommendation from internship employers, educators or others. A one page résumé.

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.

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.

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