2014 APR Scholarship Announcement

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PRSA Capital Region NY believes in investing in the profession and the professional. In 2014, we are offering a scholarship to help members earn their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) certification from the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB).

UAB and PRSA believe that the APR certification is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice, and who are selected based on broad knowledge, strategic perspective, and sound professional judgment. (For more information on APR certification, please visit www.praccreditation.org.)

This scholarship will fully cover the cost of the APR computer-based examination, which is the only set cost for APR candidates[1].

Applications must be submitted by email no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified by April 25, 2014.

Requirements for applicants:

  • Must be a PRSA Capital Region NY Chapter member in good standing as of March 2014;
  • Must have five or more years of professional experience in public relations, communications, marketing or related fields;
  • Must be willing to take the APR computer-based exam within one year of application acceptance from the Universal Accreditation Board[2];
  • If and when the candidate earns APR certification, he/she must be willing to provide guidance and/or support to other PRSA members seeking accreditation (as available and as required by the UAB for continuing APR certification).

Click here for the PRSA 2014 APR Scholarship Application.

Return no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014 to:

Siobhan Kent, APR, Accreditation Chair  |  Siobhankent80 (at) gmail (dot) com

[1] The cost of optional online or in-person study courses, reference books (aside from those available through PRSA Capital Region) and other supplies will remain the responsibility of the APR candidate.

[2] If the scholarship recipient is unable to complete his/her APR computer-based examination during his/her eligibility process, he/she will be responsible for any deadline extension costs required by UAB. If the applicant chooses not to continue pursuing his/her APR, he/she must reimburse PRSA Capital Region NY the cost of the scholarship. Reimbursement will not be required or expected if the applicant takes the APR exam and does not pass.

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