Funded by CPRS Vancouver, the CPRS Vancouver Student Scholarship is awarded each year to a student who submits excellent project work for a real-world client. Past scholarship recipients have found themselves in demand professionally and many have been offered jobs soon after they have graduated as a result of the award.
The winner will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 CAD.
The deadline for the 2020 CPRS Vancouver Student Scholarship will be November 20, 2020.
Students who apply for the scholarship must:
Current CPRS Vancouver student members who are currently enrolled in a PR Program, or who graduated in 2020 or 2021 can apply for the scholarship.
To apply for the 2020 Scholarship, students must do the following:
Only real-world projects are accepted for submission.
CPRS Vancouver is putting its stamp of approval on the successful application, so submissions must show experience with real-world projects. Students who have built their portfolio through paid/volunteer projects demonstrate the initiative required of a scholarship recipient.
Classwork that involves a real-world, external client will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Your application will be given a score out of 100 points. It will be judged by a panel composed of the CPRS Vancouver Director of Students and Education, and three senior public relations practitioners accredited in public relations (APR).
For more information on scoring, refer to the sample scorecard.
Judges will score each application independently. The judges’ decision is final.
If no suitable application is submitted, judges may decide not to award a scholarship in 2020. All applicants will receive constructive feedback on their application.
*In years past students were asked to submit three projects, as opposed to the one we require now. Therefore, the 2011 winner submitted work on three projects, but each project considered individually demonstrates the level of work expected for a winning submission.
The winner of the Student Scholarship will be announced at the CPRS Vancouver Holiday Party on November 25, 2020.