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Southwest District Conference--PRSA Houston Offers 2 Scholarships

PRSA Houston Offers Two “Scholarships” to Attend June SW District Conference in Austin

In an effort to encourage members to participate at the PRSA District level, this year PRSA Houston will provide two stipends to chapter emerging leaders to attend the Southwest District Conference, June 5-7, in Austin. The amount of each stipend is $250 to be used toward either registration or travel costs.

An emerging leader of the PRSA Houston chapter is defined as a newcomer to the industry with less than ten years of experience and with a demonstrated history of actively volunteering with PRSA Houston. An emerging leader is also someone who, through participation, helps to shape the future identity of the chapter. Additionally, ideal candidates should express an interest in becoming accredited, or should have already earned their APR.

To qualify for a stipend, you are required to submit a brief essay of no more than 250 words on why you deserve to be selected and how you think it will not only impact your career but also PRSA Houston. The essay should note how you intend to share ideas and information learned at the conference with PRSA Houston members and how PRSA Houston will benefit from your attendance at the conference.

 In addition to the essay, please provide the following information:

  • name
  • employer
  • contact info
  • experience in public relations
  • number of years as a chapter member
  • elevant volunteer experience with our chapter


For more information or to submit an essay, please contact Ed Davis at ed@fifthring.com. Essay’s will not be accepted after midnight on May 19. Recipient’s will be notified no later than May 22.

If you are not an emerging leader, please check your emails.

This conference will focus on how the PR industry has "kept is weird" with constantly evolving trends, techniques and strategies.   PRSA Members need to log-in at this link with the PRSA national email and password.  (This is different from the username and password needed on the Houston site.)

The email link is apparently unique to each user and can't be copied.  Or email SWDConference@prsa.austin.org or call co-chairs Ashley Underwood at 512-968-0562 or Dana Ziebarth at 765-201-5537.

Organizer PRSA Austin Chapter

When?

Wed, Jun. 5 - Fri, Jun. 7, 2013
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

Where?

Omni Hotel Downtown Austin
700 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701