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Mandatory Criteria:

  • Must attend a college or university in the geographical area served by the Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of PRSA.
  • Declared major in the field of communications.
  • Complete the online application form, including:
  1. Submit a well-written essay demonstrating academic motivation and financial need. Please be specific as to why you are requesting these funds, including any hardships you’ve had to overcome.
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation, detailing the candidate’s academic drive and/or interest in community service and/or extracurricular activities.

Additional Considerations:

  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Past applicants, including winners, are welcome to re-apply as long as they continue to meet the criteria.

To apply for this award, submit the following materials:

  • Completed online application form.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Essay in English demonstrating academic motivation and financial needs. 

PRSA Foundation representatives may at some point request to arrange a phone or Zoom interview.

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