Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships

Scholarship Description

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

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.

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 3

Min Award: 1,000

Max Award: 2,000

Deadline: 2020-06-06


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

Contact Person: Heather Harder, Vice President of Member Services

Phone: (212) 460-1474

Fax: (212) 995-0757