Gary Yoshimura Scholarship

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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. Applicants will be notified in early April.

Eligibility:
*Be pursuing a higher education in the public relations field.
*Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
*Demonstrate financial need.
*Be a PRSSA member.

Application:
*A completed application form.
*A letter of recommendation from internship supervisor/employer or faculty adviser.
*A 1,000-word essay describing a challenge you have faced, either personally or professionally, and how you have overcame it.
*An official transcript.

About Gary Yoshimura
Gary Yoshimura was a consummate professional. His focus on his work, his fierce determination to do his best regardless of the situation or obstacles in his path, and his team spirit will live on in this scholarship. Yoshimura spent his career trying to further, in his own way, the public relations profession by setting an example for us all. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern California, Yoshimura worked at a number of international public relations agencies including Hill and Knowlton; Manning, Selvage & Lee; Burson-Marsteller; and Stoorza, Zieghaus and Metzger, before moving into the corporate public relations ranks at Philips Electronics. Yoshimura passed away in 2000, at the age of 42, but his memory will live on through the Gary Yoshimura Scholarship.