Each year PRSSA presents more than $20,000 in scholarships and awards to members and Chapters who exhibit outstanding merit in public relations. Apply for a scholarship, submit your best work and help fund your education.
PRSSA offers several individual scholarships each year that honor a variety of academic and professional achievements. View all of our individual scholarships to see where you are qualified. Find National scholarships here.
PRSSA recognizes outstanding Chapters each year through several awards programs. Browse our Chapter awards to find a program that fits your Chapter.
Chapter awards are distributed on the basis of various achievements. Whether it’s outstanding performance or examples of ethical leadership, PRSSA recognizes quality work and commitment. Chapter awards include Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Awards Program, Student-run Firm Awards, Star Chapter, and Pacesetter Chapter Recognition.
If you or someone you know has exhibited outstanding leadership Nationally or in your Chapter, consider the leadership recognition distinctions!
- Hall of Fame Award
- The Hall of Fame Award recognizes PRSSA alumni who are currently PRSA members and have made outstanding contributions to either public relations or their former PRSSA Chapter. This is a great way to honor your Faculty or Professional Adviser if he or she used to be a PRSSA member.
- National Gold Key Award
- The highest honor a PRSSA member can receive, the National Gold Key Award recognizes students who display outstanding academic excellence in public relations and leadership qualities within their PRSSA Chapter.
- National President’s Citation
- If you possess leadership and professional skills, have a strong understanding of PRSSA and are an active PRSSA member on the Chapter and national level, consider applying for the National President’s Citation.
- Elaine Averick Award
- The National President selects one member of the National Committee to receive the Elaine Averick Award in recognition of his or her dedicated service to the National Committee and members of PRSSA.
- Member Spotlight
- The Member Spotlight recognizes all members who go above and beyond the call of duty not only within their Chapters, but also in their community. Chapter executive board members can nominate candidates.