The Canadian Public Relations Society

Student Scholarship Announced

In Students on September 16, 2011 at 7:00 am

It’s that time of year again! Students are getting back to classes and CPRS is ramping up events and preparations for another exciting year. This year part of that excitement includes our announcement of a partnership with the Communications + Public Relations Foundation in the establishment of a new student scholarship. The $1,000 Calgary Legacy Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student studying public relations/communications in a recognized program at one of Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic.

The application form is in the final stages of development and will be available to students shortly. The deadline to apply for this year’s award is February 29, 2012 with the winner announced in April. Students apply through the foundation, but information with links to the application form will be available on the CPRS Calgary website.

CPRS Calgary is happy to offer this scholarship to students as part of its support for the student program and endorsement of the public relations profession. Students must be members of CPRS Calgary and have completed one year of study to apply for the scholarship.

CPRS is also pleased to work with the Canada-wide Communications + Public Relations Foundation, a group that brings an array of expertise and experience in many areas including scholarships and awards.

A special note of thanks goes out to all the individuals who helped organize the details behind the scholarship including students, CPRS members, Life Members  of CPRS and the Communications + Public Relations Foundation.

To view the full press release and all the details follow this link.

CPRS Student Event Update:

Even though classes are just underway this week, the student reps have been busy planning and preparing for the first student event. The first event for students to look out for is Speed Dating, Public Relations Style where students get a chance to interact with practitioners in the PR field. Stay tuned to the CPRS website for all the details coming soon!

Tammy Schwass will participate on the CPRS Calgary board in the 2011/12 year as the Education Chair. As a student at the University of Calgary she represented CPRS on campus and helped organize student events. She is currently working as the Investor Relations Coordinator at AeroMechanical Services in Calgary. Contact Tammy at

  1. […] spent part of the summer getting caught up, and looking forward. We announced the Calgary Legacy Scholarship from the Communications + Public Relations Foundation. This scholarship will be given for the first […]

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