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PRSA 2023 International Conference Grant

Deadline: April 30, 2023

Award: Free Conference Registration

This grant pays the registration fees for up to eight former PRSSA members to attend the PRSA International Conference. The recipients will demonstrate superior writing skills in both the press release and the original essay required in the submission.

Eligibility

You must be a former PRSSA member who is currently a PRSA Associate Member and plan to attend the PRSA 2023 International Conference.

Note: Winners of the grant that have already registered for the Conference will receive a full refund.

Application

To apply, each applicant must submit the following materials:

The application form (Word or  PDF), complete with signature from your PRSSA Faculty or Professional Adviser.

A letter of recommendation of no more than 250 words from your PRSSA Faculty or Professional Adviser.

A letter of recommendation of no more than 250 words from a current internship or job supervisor.

A draft press release written by you of no more than 250 words announcing your selection as a PRSA 2023 International Conference grant winner.

An original essay written by you of no more than 250 words that addresses the following topic.

Why do you want to attend the PRSA 2022 International Conference? What do you hope to learn? How do you plan on sharing what you learned with fellow PRSA members?

All materials (except for the signatures) must be typed. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. One grant application must be submitted per member. All application materials must be sent as an attachment by email to ben.castleman@prsa.org by April 30, 2023.

#PRSSAIC 2023 Grant

Deadline: April 30, 2023

Award: Conference Registration

This grant pays the registration fees for up to five members to attend the PRSSA International Conference. The recipients will demonstrate superior writing skills in both the press release and the original essay required in the submission.

Eligibility

You must be a current, paid PRSSA member (having paid dues in November 2022 or  March 2023) planning to attend the PRSSA 2023 International Conference.

Note: Winners of the grant that have already registered for the Conference will receive a full refund.

Application

To apply, each applicant must submit the following materials:

The application form (Word or  PDF), complete with signature from your PRSSA Faculty or Professional Adviser.

A letter of recommendation of no more than 250 words from your PRSSA Faculty or Professional Adviser.

A draft press release written by you of no more than 250 words announcing your selection as a PRSSA 2023 International Conference grant winner.

An original essay written by you of no more than 250 words that addresses the following topic.

Pick one skill or trait that you consider essential for the next generation of new public relations professionals. Why is this skill or trait essential? What can new professionals do to strengthen this skill or trait?
Note: Do not pick more than one skill or trait. Your essay will be judged on your writing skills and defense of your ideas; not your selected skill or trait.

Make sure all materials are error free and thoroughly proofread. One application must be submitted per student, Chapters may not submit one application on behalf of multiple students. All application materials must sent as an attachment by email to ben.castleman@prsa.org by April 30, 2023. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.