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.
*Be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations.
*Be entering your senior year of undergraduate studies this fall.
*Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
*Should be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry.
*Academic achievement in public relations and overall studies.
*Demonstrated leadership on or off campus.
*Practical experience, e.g. internships, other work/service.
*Commitment to public relations, particularly as expressed in the candidate’s statement.
*Writing skills as demonstrated throughout the application.
*Letters of recommendation.
*An application form (Word or PDF) signed by both 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.
About Marcia Silverman:
Marcia Silverman, chair at Ogilvy, has spent her entire career as a champion for our profession, not only by leading one of the industry’s outstanding global agencies, but also by personally demonstrating to corporate, government and civic leaders the significant role public relations plays. She received the second Paladin Award from the PRSA Foundation in March.