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 Download the Scholarship Application!

Due November 4, 2016


Minnesota PRSA sponsors an annual scholarship

program named after the late Dr. Willard Thompson of

the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. 

 

The scholarship recognizes students who excel in the

study of public relations and communications. Awards

are given at the PRSA Classics Award Ceremony.

 

It’s a great opportunity for PRSSA members to use their

skills and gain exposure to professionals.


 

A panel of Accredited Public Relations (APR) professionals will judge the student entries and the award recipients will be announced at the Minnesota PRSA Classics Award Ceremony.

 

The top scoring applicants (scoring a minimum of 70 out of 100 points) from 10 affiliated PRSSA chapters of Minnesota PRSA will receive Dr. Willard Thompson a scholarship. The first place prize is $2,000 and the second place prize is $1,000. In addition, the top-scoring applicant will be named “Best of PRSSA.” All award winners will receive a free PRSA associate membership.

 

One finalist from each chapter that applies for the scholarship will be selected for the President’s Award and will receive an honorary certificate. 


 







 

 


 

These finalists will have the top-scoring applications within the essay (Section C) of the scholarship entry. The Dr. Willard Thompson Scholarship and President’s Award recipients will be invited to a special lunch with the president of Minnesota PRSA.

 

To qualify for the Dr. Willard Thompson Scholarship and President’s Award, applicants must:

  • Be in good standing with their PRSSA chapter
  • Have attained a junior or senior level standing
  • Use any scholarship funds for educational expenses
 

The following point breakdown is considered when scoring the applicants. 
  • 10 pts Resume
  • 10 pts Professional Recommendation
  • 40 pts Essay
  • 40 pts Examples of Work

 

To apply

Email your completed application (click here) to enerson@neuger.com by Friday, November 4.

 

If you have any questions, please contact enerson@neuger.com or steve.bailey@exponentpr.com.

 

 

Past Winners

2016

  • Sara Erickson, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2015

  • Stephanie Mann, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2014

  • Laura Jollie, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Taryn Bitterly, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Anna Moegenburg, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

2013

  • Laura Jollie, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Lindsey Rogers, St. Cloud State University
  • Olivia Jeske, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
 


 
   




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