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PR Foundation creates its own “stimulus package” by increasing scholarship to $3,000

HOUSTON (February 19, 2009) – The Public Relations Foundation of Houston has created its own "stimulus package" by increasing its annual award from $1,000 to $3,000 in recognition of the large financial burdens facing today's undergraduate and graduate students. Applications from students studying public relations, communications, journalism or marketing are now being accepted. The form may be downloaded at and the deadline for submission is Friday, March 13.
Scholarship requirements are listed below. Questions about the scholarship and the selection process may be directed to Suzanne Lammers, PRFH secretary and scholarship committee co-leader at; Toby Stark, PRFH scholarship committee co-leader at; or to Anna Kaplan, Houston Chapter university relations chair at 


          Preference is given to students from the Houston-area who attend colleges/universities in any location or to students attending Houston-area institutions (University of Houston, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M).

          Recipient must have a declared major in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing.

          Recipient must enroll for a minimum of 12 hours for undergraduate students or nine hours for post-graduate students. 

          Applicants must have completed a minimum of six (6) hours of core classes in major.

          Preferred minimum grade point average of 3.25 in the major and 3.00 overall. 

          Applicant must submit all college transcripts if applicant has attended more than one (1) college/university. Unofficial transcripts are accepted as long as GPA information is on transcript. Formal transcripts may be required if applicant is selected for scholarship.

          Applicant must comply with all requirements including completing application form, completing writing assignment, submitting transcript(s) and submitting a recommendation letter.

          Applicants have the option to submit a resume and/or a sample of his/her work for consideration.  

          Finalists are required to be available for an in-person interview. Recipient must be available to attend PR Excalibur Awards event held in June in Houston for recognition by the PRSA Houston Chapter.

Eydie Pengelly
(713) 467-2718
Author: Eydie Pengelly
Fax: (713) 467-2718
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