Scholarship

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
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 2020-2021 school year.

Deadline: September 30, 2020
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on September 30, 2020. Applications received after September 30 will not be considered. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to [email protected].

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. Recipients will be notified in October.

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PRSA Professional Scholarship
Note: Two professional scholarships will be awarded in 2020. Apply now before your PRSA membership lapses!

The Public Relations Society of America’s Oklahoma City Chapter (PRSA-OKC) will award two scholarships to cover a year's worth of PRSA dues (approximately $300) to two candidates experiencing 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. The scholarship does not cover additional professional interest section memberships offered by national PRSA. PR professionals are eligible to apply.

Deadline: September 30, 2020 
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on September 30, 2020. Applications received after September 30 will not be considered. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to [email protected].

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 the Oklahoma City PRSA Chapter during the year the scholarship is awarded. If this obligation is not fulfilled, the recipient is responsible for refunding the scholarship to the chapter.

 

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PRSA Student Scholarship
The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will award two merit-based scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to be used during the 2020-2021 academic year. Funds will be disbursed in the fall 2020 semester.

Deadline: September 30, 2020
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on September 30, 2020. Applications received after September 30 will not be considered. Questions about this scholarship should be directed to [email protected].

Qualifications
To qualify for the 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 Oklahoma City.

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