2022 PRSA California Gold Coast Scholarships

In 2022, the California Gold Coast chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will offer four scholarships to recognize outstanding individual college students who are committed to studying communication or public relations in the Tri-Counties area. All four scholarships will consist of a $500 award. 


“It is important to encourage young professionals who wish to pursue an education in public relations or communications, so they feel supported in reaching their higher education goals. Attending a four-year institution is often the first step to achieving your professional goals,” said PRSA California Gold Coast Chapter Scholarship Committee Chair Kristin Steiner. 


The chapter raised funds for the scholarships through program meeting fees and sponsorships, and hopes to grow the scholarship fund as the chapter grows.


In addition to high academic achievement, applicants should be able show a true commitment to community service. “A successful PR career often goes in tandem with service to one’s community. There are many wonderful organizations who rely on community members to help make a difference, and it is our hope that the next generation of PR professionals continue to prioritize the communities where they work and live,” Steiner said. 


To be eligible for the scholarships, students must:


  • Be a student currently enrolled in a four-year institution of higher education accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) located in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo or Ventura counties
  • Have a 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Have a declared major in public relations or communication
  • Be in good academic standing with his or her educational institution
  • Have not received a PRSA scholarship in the past
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