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Are you …

  • an upcoming junior or senior?
  • needing more funds for tuition?
  • a legal PA resident and full-time student?
  • involved in extracurricular activities?
  • a strong writer with at least a 2.75 GPA? 

Pennsylvania Public Relations Society wants YOU to apply for its $1,000 Communication Scholarship! Application deadline: postmarked March 11, 2016.

Pennsylvania Public Relations Society (PPRS) Student Development Committee encourages all full-time Pennsylvania college/university students majoring in a communications-related field of study, i.e. public relations, journalism or mass communications, to apply for the PPRS $1,000 Communication Scholarship.

Selection Criteria
One $1,000 scholarship recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • A legal Pennsylvania resident
  • A full-time student who will begin his or her junior or senior year in the fall of 2016 while majoring in a communications-related discipline at an accredited Pennsylvania college or university
  • Academic achievement requiring a current college grade point average of 2.75 or higher, based on a 4.0  scale
  • Extracurricular activities and campus/community involvement
  • Strong writing skills

Application Requirements

  • A completed application form, including a personal essay submitted on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Official college/university transcript with most recent semester grades (in sealed envelope from college/university; fall 2015 grades are acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes.) One of the letters must be submitted by a public relations/mass communications/journalism professor or faculty member from your respective school  (a teaching assistant who has taught you is an acceptable reference). The second reference should come  from a professional who can speak to your ability to apply public relations skills (an internship or practicum  supervisor,  work-study or work supervisor, or club advisor for whom you completed public relations tasks).

Click here to download the scholarship application form. 

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Isaac Nyantte - February 09th, 2016 8:04pm
  I warmly appreciate the award being offered by your institution and those requirements which listed along. With this acknowledgement, I will proceed working on the form for submission. Thanks.