#PRSSAIC 2021 Grant

Deadline: May 31, 2021

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.


You must be a current, paid PRSSA member planning to attend the PRSSA 2021 International Conference (having paid dues in March 2021 or will pay in November 2021).

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


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 2020 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. UPDATE: All application materials must be included as attachments and sent via email to ben.castleman@prsa.org by May 31, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.