Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available later this summer. 
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Central Ohio PRSA is committed to the future of the profession. As such, due to the generosity of our members, Central Ohio PRSA offers scholarships to full-time public relations students who demonstrate academic achievement and engagement in their chapter. Scholarships are only open to students who are enrolled universities affiliated with Central Ohio PRSA:

  • Capital University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Otterbein University
  • The Ohio State University


Scholarships are available for:

  • Attending Central Ohio PRSA professional development events
  • Attending PRSSA International Conference
  • Associate PRSA membership after graduation

Central Ohio PRSA Professional Development Scholarship

To promote professional development, students can apply to attend a Central Ohio PRSA professional development event (breakfast, luncheon, evening or conference) at no charge. Recipients will be expected to provide a blog on their experience and knowledge learned at the event.

To qualify, you must be:

  • A PRSSA member in good standing
  • Pursuing a public relations/communications degree full-time (enrolled in at least 12 hours)

Central Ohio PRSA International Conference Scholarship

To help defray or cover the costs of the International PRSSA Conference, Central Ohio PRSA offers scholarships. Recipients will be expected to provide a blog on their experience and knowledge learned at the conference.

To qualify, you must be:

  • A PRSSA member in good standing
  • Pursuing a public relations/communications degree full-time (enrolled in at least 12 hours)

Scholarship selection will be based on aptitude, interest in the public relations field, academic performance and commitment to service.

Central Ohio PRSA Associate Membership Scholarship

To honor the accomplishments of graduating PRSSA members in the Central Ohio area, Central Ohio PRSA offers the PRSA Associate Membership Scholarship for graduating members to begin their professional career as members.

To qualify, you must be:

  • A PRSSA member in good standing
  • Pursuing a public relations/communications degree full-time
  • Intend to pursue a career in the public relations field


Scholarship selection will be based on aptitude, interest in the public relations field, academic performance and commitment to service.