Scholarship

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America offers merit-based scholarships to students, need-based scholarships to professionals and event-specific scholarships to PRSSA chapters. Applications for open scholarships are linked below.

Chapter Scholarship

Deadline: September 22, 2017

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will award one $500 scholarship to a PRSSA chapter in the state of Oklahoma for the 2017-2018 school year.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for the scholarship, you must be:

  • A PRSSA chapter in good standing
  • Planning events or activities for your membership that require funding beyond what the current chapter has available.

 

Scholarship selection will be based on a demonstrated need for funding, the benefit that the activity or event will provide to chapter membership and the overall strength of the chapter. The winner will be honored at the PRSA OKC Upper Case Award Banquet and Annual Meeting in October 2016 in Oklahoma City.

DEADLINE


Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on September 22, 2017. Applications received after September 22 will not be considered. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to Jackie Geiger at geigerjc@oge.com.

APPLICATION

 

PRSA Professional Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 31 or October 31, 2017

The Public Relations Society of America’s Oklahoma City Chapter (PRSA-OKC) will award two scholarships to cover a year worth of PRSA dues (approximately $300) to candidates who are experiencing a financial hardship due to unemployment, illness or their organization’s inability to pay for their involvement with the PRSA National Chapter or the Oklahoma City Chapter. PR professionals are eligible to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for the scholarship, you must be:

  • Able to demonstrate need or financial hardship
  • A current or past member of PRSA/PRSSA
  • Willing to serve in a volunteer/leadership position with PRSA

DEADLINE

Scholarships will be awarded twice during 2016, once in May and once in December. The deadline for the May disbursement is March 31, and the deadline for the December disbursement is Oct. 31.

APPLICATION

 

PRSA Student Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 28, 2017

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will award two merit-based scholarships in the amount of $500 to be used during the 2017-2018 academic year. Funds will be disbursed in the fall 2017 semester.

To qualify for scholarship, you must be:

  • A PRSSA member in good standing
  • Pursuing a public relations degree full-time (enrolled in at least 12 hours)
  • A sophomore or junior (or a senior planning to be in school for an additional year) at a four-year 
Oklahoma college or university 


 

Scholarship selection will be based on aptitude, interest in the public relations field, academic performance and demonstration of community service. The winner will be honored at the PRSA OKC Upper Case Award Banquet and Annual Meeting in October 2017 in Oklahoma City.

APPLICATION