SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
FOR PRSSA STUDENTS
Altschul Champions for PRSSA Outstanding Internship Award:
For outstanding academic achievement and success in a public relations internship. Winners receive a $300 award. Open to undergraduate PRSSA students, the award is based on faculty recommendations and an essay. Learn more.
Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships:
Presented annually in honor of past PRSA President, Betsy Plank, to PRSSA members in their junior or senior years. Three awards totaling $7,500 are given to students who are selected based on their commitment and leadership in PRSSA and the public relations profession. Learn more.
Gary Yoshimura Scholarship:
Established in memory of Gary Yoshimura. A $2,400 prize is awarded based on financial need and an essay competition open to all members of PRSSA. Learn more.
National Gold Key:
The National Gold Key honors the outstanding public relations student and leader. Winners are those who excel in their academic study of public relations, have pursued ambitious professional development opportunities and are leaders in their PRSSA Chapter. Learn more.
Neumeier Family Leadership Award:
A $1,000 scholarship for a current PRSSA member who has demonstrated an outstanding record of effective leadership in the Public Relations Student Society of America (at the chapter, regional or national level) and other campus or community organizations. Learn more.
Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship:
This $1,000 scholarship is designed to honor a student for their mentoring of others and their commitment to public relations. Learn more.
Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship:
A $1,000 annual scholarship for recognition Of outstanding academic achievement. Awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in a college or university journalism, mass communications and/or public relations undergraduate program. Learn more.
Star Chapter Award:
The Star Chapter Award is a distinction that chapters of any size can earn by meeting specific chapter and professional development goals. How many stars does your chapter have? Learn more.
Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship:
A $2,000 annual scholarship for recognition Of outstanding academic achievement. Awarded to a junior or senior PRSSA member enrolled in a college or university journalism, mass communications and/or public relations undergraduate program. Learn more.
Teahan National Chapter Awards:
The Teahan Awards honor Chapters for accomplishments in the 12 categories. Click here to see the awards and a description of the requirements. Learn more.
FOR ALL STUDENTS
AGEAN Public Relations Fellowship:
Sponsored by AGEAN Public Relations, this fellowship awards a $2,500 scholarship and 5-week paid remote internship to a BIPOC identified student who is pursuing a career in public relations. Learn more.
Axia Public Relations Scholarship:
Sponsored by Axia Public Relations, this $2,000 scholarship awards students who demonstrate a passion for public relations as well as a dedication to professional ethics and excellence. Learn more.
Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations:
A $1,000 award recognizing outstanding academic achievement for graduate students in public relations. Selection based on an essay describing the alignment of corporate goals with the public interest. Learn more.
Eva Irving Student PRSSA International Conference Grant:
Founded by the PRSA San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter, this grant supports college students in San Diego and Imperial Counties who are underrepresented in the communications industry, currently majoring in and/or planning to pursue careers in public relations, marketing, communications, social media or related fields to attend the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) International Conference. Learn more.
Geoffrey M. Curtis Scholarship:
Established in 2023, the Geoffrey M. Curtis Scholarship awards one rising junior or senior undergraduate student who is pursuing a career in public relations, journalism, or communications and is BIPOC identified with a $10,000 scholarship. Learn more.
John D. Graham Scholarship:
Offered by the public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard. A first place scholarship of $3,000 and two runner-up awards of $1,000 each are granted to students demonstrating high academic achievement, leadership and commitment to public relations. Learn more.
Sponsored by LaunchSquad, this fellowship will award one BIPOC identified student annually who is pursuing a career in journalism, public relations, marketing & communications with a $15,000 scholarship, a $4,000 stipend, and a paid eight-week internship with LaunchSquad. Learn more.
May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship:
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of PRSA established this $2,000 scholarship to honor college students who best demonstrate the ideals May C. Randazzo believed were the keys to the future of the public relations profession: leadership, community service, and scholastic achievement. Learn more.
Method Communications Fellowship:
Sponsored by Method Communications, this fellowship will award one BIPOC identified student annually who is pursuing a career in public relations or communications with a $15,000 scholarship, a $3,000 stipend, and a paid six-week internship with Method Communications. Learn more.
Mission North The Future Is... Fellowship:
Sponsored by Mission North, this fellowship will award one BIPOC female identified student annually who is pursuing a career in PR focusing on tech communications, science communications, or digital marketing & design with a $16,000 scholarship, a $6,000 stipend, and a paid six-week internship with Mission North. Learn more.
Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award:
A $1,000 scholarship awarded each year to a minority undergraduate student who best demonstrates the commitment to service and social responsibility that Ofield Dukes personified. Learn more.
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship:
Recognizes young adults for outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations. This essay competition awards $1,500 scholarships to two minority students. Learn more.
PRSA Georgia Multicultural PRism Scholarships:
A $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a minority undergraduate or graduate student from Georgia who is pursuing a career in public relations. Learn more.
PRSA Houston Scholarships:
The PRSA Houston Scholarship Program awards various scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Applicants can be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. All scholarship applicants must be pursuing a degree in public relations or related fields and either must be from the southeast Texas Region or be attending a southeast Texas-area college/university. Learn more.
PRSA Puget Sound Scholarships:
Two $4,000 scholarships, the Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship and Sally Heet Memorial Scholarship, are awarded each year to Washington state college/university students pursuing careers in public relations. Learn more.
PRSA Silicon Valley Diversity and Multicultural Scholarship:
A $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a minority student from the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations. Learn more.
Up to 10 multicultural students were awarded up to $2,500 each to attend the 2021 PRSSA International Conference. Learn more.
JJ&W Behavioral Science Prize
The Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize given by JJ&W is designed to honor PR educators who have contributed a substantial body of academic research to the practice of public relations. Learn more.
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