Demonstrate Your Knowledge

Each year PRSSA presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to members and Chapters who exhibit outstanding merit in public relations. Apply for a scholarship, submit your best work, or enter one of our many national competitions to find out how PRSSA can enhance — and help fund — your education.

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PRSSA Scholarships and Awards Deadlines

Many scholarships and awards are available each year to PRSSA members, totaling over $36,000. Mark your calendars and begin applying now for any of the PRSSA scholarships and awards. Print out the 2019–2020 Scholarships and Awards deadline page to always be reminded when applications are due. Consult the PRSSA Scholarships and Awards Qualifying Chart to determine which one you qualify for.


Name of Scholarship/Award Deadline
Bateman Case Study Competition Intent-To-Enter Due October 29, 2018
Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award for the Outstanding Public Relations Student TBA
Ruth Edelman/PRSSA Award for Achievement in Women’s Leadership Development TBA
Axia Public Relations Scholarship May 31, 2019
Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship TBA
Betsy Plank/PRSSA Scholarships May 31, 2019
Gary Yoshimura Scholarship May 31, 2019
Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence in Public Relations May 31, 2019
John D. Graham Scholarship May 31, 2019
Neumeier Family Leadership Award May 31, 2019
Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award May 31, 2019
Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship May 31, 2019
Altschul Champions for PRSSA Outstanding Internship Award May 31, 2019
Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship May 31, 2019
Hall of Fame Award June 7, 2019
Lawrence G. Foster Award May 31, 2019
National Gold Key Award May 31, 2019
National President’s Citation May 31, 2019
Star Chapter Award May 31, 2019
Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Awards Program May 31, 2019
PRSSA and PRSA Conference Grants May 31, 2019
Student-run Firm Awards Sept. 6, 2019
National Organ Donor Awareness Competition March 31, 2019
PRSA Foundation National Assembly Travel Grant February 25, 2019
PRSA Foundation International Conference Travel Grant May 31, 2019
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship May 31, 2019

For more information on any scholarship or award, contact PRSSA Headquarters at (212) 460-1476 or email