Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations

Scholarship Description

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.

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.

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

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 1,000

Deadline: 2020-06-13


Sponsoring Organization Public Relations Student Society of America
33 Maiden Lane, 11th Fl
NY, NY 10038-5150

Contact Person: Heather Harder, Vice President of Member Services

Phone: (212) 460-1474

Fax: (212) 995-0757