The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation will award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors planning to pursue a college degree in the areas of public relations, communication, marketing or journalism. One scholarship is made possible by a sponsorship from Eglin Federal Credit Union. The second, the Sherry Harlow APR scholarship, is made possible by a grant from Ms. Harlow.
Applicants must be high school seniors residing in Okaloosa, Walton or Santa Rosa counties, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, a U.S. citizen, and planning to pursue studies in public relations, communication, marketing or journalism.
In addition, applicants are required to submit a brief essay addressing an ethical issue in public relations or journalism and a list of demonstrated leadership or community service. The award will be paid directly to the college or university to which the recipient has registered.
The Foundation has, in the past few years, awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Crestview, Niceville, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Choctawhatchee and Fort Walton Beach High Schools.
The deadline for applications, electronically or by mail, is Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The application and additional information are available in high school guidance counselors’ offices and at www.ecpro.org. Download the application here.
The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit charitable organization established to support education and advancement in public relations and related fields.