Scholarships


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BYU PR Scholarships

The Hopson Family Communications Scholarship

Award: One scholarship of up to $2,500 or smaller scholarships to multiple qualifying students
Application deadline: February 1 at 4:00 pm, or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Deseret Book Scholarship

Award: One student will be selected to receive a full tuition scholarship for one semester
Application deadline: February 1 at 4:00 pm, or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Bradley Agency Alumni Scholarship

Award: One student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for one term or semester
Application deadline: February 1 at 4:00 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

BYU Comms Scholarships

Deseret Digital Media Scholarship (open to comms students only)
Award: Full tuition, one semester scholarship for one student
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Communications Development Advisory Board Minority Scholarship (open to comms, pre-comms, or incoming students)

Award: up to full LDS tuition for 1 or 2 semesters
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Talent Awards (for undergrad comms, pre-comms, transferring, or incoming students)

Award: up to ½ tuition
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Stephen W. Gibson Entrepreneurial Scholarship (for third year comms students only)

Award: $1,000 scholarship
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Nancy Briggs Rooker Richards Memorial Scholarship (for junior or senior female comms students only)

Award: $600 scholarship
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Professor Raymond Beckham Endowed Scholarship (for comms students only)

Award: ½ tuition, 1 semester scholarship
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB

Bruce R. Merrill Scholarship (for junior or early senior undergrad comms students only)

Award: Full tuition and books scholarship for two semesters.
Application deadline: February 1 at 4 p.m., or the last business day prior if Feb. 1 falls on a weekend, in 360 BRMB


Academic Achievement Scholarships

Axia Public Relations Scholarship. This scholarship assists outstanding college students with financial needs in their pursuit of a public relations career. Award: $2,000.

Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to honor a student entering his or her junior or senior year at a four-year accredited institution for his/her mentoring of others and his/her commitment to public relations. Award: $1,000.

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award. This award recognizes young public relations juniors of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry for outstanding academic achievement. Award: $1,000.

Neumeier Family Leadership Award. Open to all graduate and undergraduate PRSSA members, the Neumeier Family Leadership Award recognizes a student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of effective leadership in PRSSA, the campus and/or the community. Award: $1,000.

Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations. This scholarship encourages graduate public relations students to pursue careers in corporate public relations. Graduate students studying public relations, journalism or a related field with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average may apply. Award: $1,000.

Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship. This scholarship honors a senior for their mentoring others in their career and their promotion of public relations as a career choice. Award: $1,000.

Lawrence G. Foster Award. Open to all PRSSA members, this award recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding potential as a future public relations professional. Award: $1,500.

John D. Graham Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes public relations seniors on their academic achievement, leadership, practical experience and overall commitment to public relations. Award: First Place $3,000; two Runners-Up $1,000 each.

Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship. This award is given each year to a deserving junior or senior majoring in public relations, journalism or communications who demonstrates outstanding leadership in school and in their professional life. Award: $1,500.

Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships. This scholarship honors three outstanding public relations juniors and seniors for their academic achievements, demonstrated leadership, practical experience and their commitment to public relations. Awards: First Place $5,000; Second Place $1,500; Third Place $1,000.

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship. This scholarship awards two talented undergraduate communications students of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Award: $1,500.

Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award. This award recognizes a minority student heading into his or her senior year who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as a commitment to public relations. Award: $5,000.

Gary Yoshimura Scholarship. This scholarship helps students needing financial assistance to complete their public relations education. Award: $2,400.

Support our Students Scholarship: A $1,500 scholarship for recognition of outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to public relations. Awarded to PRSSA members in their junior or senior years.

Internship Awards

Altschul Champions for PRSSA Outstanding Internship Award. This award recognizes public relations students who had a great internship experience. This award honors a student and their internship provider for achieving outstanding success in a public relations internship. Award: $500 and a certificate.

Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award for the Outstanding Public Relations Student. Open to all PRSSA members, this award recognizes members who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability, a commitment to a career in the field and have contributed substantially to PRSSA. Award: $1,500 and a three-month paid internship.

Ruth Edelman/PRSSA Award for Achievement in Women’s Leadership Development. Open to all PRSSA members, this award recognizes members who have demonstrated achievement in women’s leadership, women’s studies and/or contributions in the field to promote women’s issues. Award: $1,500 and a three-month paid internship.

Conference Registration Grants

PRSSA 2017 National Conference Grants. All PRSSA members attending the National Conference may apply for this grant, which covers the cost of the event’s registration fee.

PRSA 2017 International Conference Grants. All former PRSSA members who are currently PRSA Associate Members and plan on attending the PRSA International Conference may apply for this grant, which covers the cost of the event’s registration fee.