Diane S. Krider PRSSA Chapter Young Professional Award

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 the Public Relations Student Society of America and involvement in professional networking and learning opportunities.

*The award is for up to $1,000 to reimburse you for expenses incurred participating in the public relations professional development activities outlined in the application.

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.

Application Deadline, Monday March 25th (Download Form)



Integrative Public Relations Alumni Award

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.

Application Deadline, Monday March 25th (Download Form)



Opperman Public Relations Internship Endowment

Award qualifications:
  1. Confirmation the applicant intends to pursue a career in public relations
  2. The internship must either be a graduation requirement for the recipient or the recipient must ​be returning to academic studies at CMU after completing the internship
  3. Applicants must be a signed journalism or integrative public relations major
  4. GPA of at least 3.0
  5. Previous recipients may apply
  6. One-page essay of merit based on the criteria of the scholarship
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION CLICK HERE




Caponigr​o Public Relations Inc. Endowed Scholarship

Future application cycle to be determined.



A. Victoria Endowed Internship Award

This award was established by Ashleigh V. Laabs, ’07 alumna, to support an undergraduate participating in an internship within the College of the Arts and Media. 

Ashleigh Laabs is founder and chief growth officer of A. Victoria MAE, a fractional marketing company.

The recipient must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior, full-time, demonstrating financial need. Preference will be given to student enrolled in the Integrative Public Relations or Broadcast and Cinematic Arts programs. Preference will also be given to those who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, as defined by their participation in extracurricular activities associated with entrepreneurialism, marketing, public relations, media, and the arts. 

New application to be awarded Spring 2020

Application coming soon