Three Upcoming PR Student Scholarships: Become the next winner

As one of the leading organizations governing industry professionals in communications across Canada, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) has partnered with organizations to establish scholarship opportunities for students across Canada. These passionate organizations work to support young communications professionals who are committed to a successful career in public relations.

As a part of the CPRS National, we encourage students to submit applications for the three upcoming scholarship opportunities:


CPRS National Scholarship/ CPRS and CNW Student Award of Excellence

Deadline: April 11th, 2014
Submitted by: program coordinators and instructors

Last year, Amanda Molloy, a driven student from Memorial University who is studying a distance learning program at the University of Victoria, was named the winner of the award. She demonstrated superior understanding of PR theory in a classroom setting and showed her commitment to pursuing a career in PR by applying it outside of the classroom. Through her volunteer roles with the Communications Society at Memorial and as student chair of CPRS Newfoundland and Labrador, she was a clear winner.

To apply, Canadian post-secondary program coordinators or instructors must nominate students who are currently enrolled in their final year of a recognized, full-time, PR program (diploma or certificate).
Scholarship is worth: $1,000

CPRS Vancouver Scholarship

Deadline: April 25th, 2014
Submitted by: student

In 2013, Samson Cheng from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) won the prestigious award based on a media relations campaign he developed while interning at Big Mama Student Services, a company which helps students manage textbooks in an inexpensive and environmentally efficient manner. He is the first male student winner and the 14th winner from KPU. Subsequently, he was hired right out of his practicum by DDB, a global PR leader. Previously known as the Dean Miller Scholarship, the $2000 scholarship is awarded to students in the Lower Mainland like Samson who excel in the field of communications by completing project work for a real-world client.

To apply, you can submit your application online by logging into the members-only site.
Scholarship is worth: $2,000

Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations and Communications

Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submitted by: student

In 2012, Zulfar Azimi from Gatineau, Quebec studying at Algonquin College, Ottawa was named the winner for being fluent in English, French, Hindi and Persian. " Born in Afghanistan, raised in India, living in a French city and studying at an English college, Zulfar exemplifies the richness of Canadian culture," said jury chair Antoine Landry.  The scholarship celebrates Canada’s history of bilingualism and multiculturalism by awarding $1500 to a student who will finish their first year of study in Spring 2014 and enter a second year of public relations and communications study in September 2014. Like Azimi, the student must best exemplify the spirit and practice of bilingualism in the Canadian communications and public relations profession. As a member of the Dean's list at Algonquin, Azimi has served as a media office assistant for the 2012 JUNO Awards and event co-ordinator for the Media & Communications Movie Night.

To apply, see scholarship criteria and application in both English and French.
Scholarship is worth: $1,500

Do you share the same drive as our previous scholarship winners? Read their profiles and stay tuned for a featured story on each scholarship over the next few weeks to learn how you can be the 2014 recipient.

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