PRSA Georgia Multicultural PRism Scholarship

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Award:

  • One award for $1,000. 

Established in 2019 by PRSA’s Georgia chapter, the PRSA Georgia Multicultural PRism Scholarship assists and recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their commitment to the practice of public relations.

Eligibility:

Through the selection process, applicants will be evaluated and selected based on the following criteria. To be considered you must submit a complete application, together with all supporting documentation, by the deadline and:

1. Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university in the State of Georgia for the term for which the scholarship is awarded.

2. Pursue a course of study in the public relations or communications-related disciplines, with a demonstrated or planned career interest in the public relations and communications profession. Preference will be given to those studying a major or minor in public relations, or if your institution does not offer a public relations degree or program, then in a communications degree program (e.g., journalism or mass communications).

3. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

4. Have achieved a minimum overall 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and not be on any form of academic probation, suspension, or reprimand.

5. Self-identify as a member of a historically disadvantaged or demographically underrepresented minority group.

Judging Criteria:

  • Commitment to public relations, particularly as expressed in the candidate’s statement and/or essay/video submission.
  • Writing skills as demonstrated throughout the application.
  • Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not required.

Application:

  • A current academic transcript.
  • A typed, double-spaced 500 word essay or 2-minute video on the following topic: What do you believe are the most effective ways communicators can reach your generation, build brand loyalty and trust? Why might this be important for organizations to consider?
  • A brief letter of recommendation from a PRSA member or an individual associated with the public relations profession (corporate, agency, government, non-profit) or higher education. Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not required.
  • Additional letters of recommendation can be provided.

 

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021