International Conference Scholarship

PRSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Boston, October 8-10, 2017

As a benefit to our valued members, PRSA Orlando is excited to offer TWO member scholarships to the 2017 International PRSA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts October 8 - 10, 2017!​

About the Conference: ​

The PRSA International Conference in Boston will spotlight the intersection of technology and media, and lead the competition by providing unparalleled information, strategies and tools for the new trends impacting the industry — essential to your professional success. This year’s Conference will expand your network with powerful colleague connections and enhance your skill set with the latest best practices. Click here for more information.

About the Scholarship:​

In 2017, PRSA Orlando will award TWO International Conference scholarships, to cover the conference early-bird registration fee of $1,295 as well as travel expenses up to $500.00. The Chapter will register and pay the registration fee for the selected recipient. If for some reason the recipient is not able to attend the conference, the scholarship will be awarded to someone else. In addition, the Chapter will reimburse for up to $500.00 in travel expenses; however scholarship recipients will need to pay for any travel expenses above that $500.00 rate, including airfare/travel and hotel.  ​

Deadline to apply is Monday, August 14, 2017 at noon. To be considered, please submit this application via email to prsaorlando@yahoo.com with PRSA Orlando International Conference Scholarship Application as the subject line. A selection committee from another PRSA chapter will choose the recipient. Winner will be notified late August 2017. Questions? Contact Laura Lord-Blackwell at Laura.Lord@ocfl.net.​   

Scholarship Requirements:​

  • The recipient must be a current member of PRSA Orlando​,
  • The recipient  must have a financial need,
  • The recipient must volunteer with PRSA Orlando for a year (September 2017  – September 2018) on one of the following committees: Programs, Sponsorship,  Membership or Communications,
  • The recipient must fulfill two of the following requirements during the conference: ​
    1. Promote his/her participation in the conference in real-time on popular social media channels, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. ​
    2. Write a conference recap article for PRSA Orlando’s chapter newsletter within 60 days of attending. ​
    3. Film and edit at least one video of the conference to cross-promote with PRSA Orlando during or within 60 days of the conference.​ 

Click here to access the application. ​