Scholarships

The IPR program has scholarships and award opportunities for you to attend conferences and assist with internship expenses.

The Diane S. Krider PRSSA Chapter Young Professional Award is a non-need-based award of $1,000 designed to encourage professionalism through continued engagement with PRSSA and involvement in professional networking and learning opportunities.

In order to qualify for the award, you must meet the following requirements: 

1. Be a signed IPR major.
2. Be pursuing a career in public relations.
3. Be a minimum of a junior (must be a senior by the fall of the award year).
4. Have a grade of C or better in each course in the major including electives and a minimum 3.0 GPA overall in the major.
5. Be a member of PRSSA for at least two semesters prior to receiving the award (current semester can be counted).
6. Be a full-time student during at least one semester of the award year (December graduates are eligible).
7. Be actively engaged in professional activities.

Each year the award recipients are honored during the CMU PRSSA spring banquet.

The award is announced in Spring semester.

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The Integrative Public Relations Alumni Award was created by 2002 IPR alumna Anne Gaertner and is funded by campaign contributions from IPR alumni and friends. The non-need-based award will provide assistance to attend the National PRSSA conference.

The award will provide $500 to each recipient to be used toward conference fees and related travel.

Award qualifications:
1. Must be a signed IPR major.
2. Must have an interest in a pursuing a career in public relations.
3. Must have a cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher.
4. Preference is given to members of PRSSA/PR Central who show leadership in the organization or to students who show leadership in public relations activities in the university and community.

Each year the award recipients are honored during the CMU PRSSA spring banquet.

The award is announced in Spring semester.

Download Application Form