Calling all students! Apply for the 2014 CPRS Vancouver Student Scholarship

Think you have what it takes to be the recipient of the 2014 CPRS Vancouver Student Scholarship?

CPRS Vancouver is now accepting applications for the coveted award. The deadline for application is midnight (PST) on Friday, April 25, 2014.

For details about the submission requirements, visit CPRS Vancouver’s website.

About the scholarship

 The CPRS Vancouver Student Scholarship, is awarded each year to a student who submits excellent project work for a real-world client.  The scholarship is worth $2000.

Applicants must:

  • Be a current student member of the Canadian Public Relations Society
  • Be enrolled full-time in a public relations or communications program in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley

Stamp of approval

When it comes to advancing your career in the PR industry, Samson Cheng, the 2013 winner of the CPRS Vancouver Student Scholarship and new member of the Jive Communications team, advises students to always think three steps ahead.

For Cheng, this meant having a forecast for what he wanted to achieve throughout his studies in the PR program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and after graduation. One of these goals was to be recognized by CPRS Vancouver as a scholarship winner.

“I first heard about the CPRS Vancouver Student Scholarship from my first mentor in the PR industry,” says Cheng. “I saw it as a stamp of approval to confirm I have skills necessary to advance my career. So, I made it a goal to strive for since the first day of class.”

Cheng says the scholarship application is also a great way to test your skills and get feedback on your work.

“Having professionals assess your skills and provide constructive criticism is invaluable – you can only move forward from that point.”