Foundation Scholarship

2020 Scholarship Awarded

The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Emily Ammons, a senior at Crestview High School.

Ammons was selected by the Foundation’s board of judges for the 2020 scholarship award based on her academic records, leadership and community activities, letters of recommendation and her essay on Ethics in Journalism.

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AMOUNT: $1,000
CRITERIA: High School senior residing in Okaloosa, Walton or Santa Rosa counties, a U.S. Citizen, planning a college or university major course of study in public relations, communication, marketing or journalism.


Deadline: March 15, 2021
Completed Application: Available in high school guidance offices or by clicking here
GPA: 3.5 or higher
ESSAY REQUIREMENT: An original typed, double-spaced 200-300 word essay addressing an ethics issue in public relations or journalism.
SERVICE ACTIVITY: A listing of community service or leadership activities not to exceed one page.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2021
SELECTION: Applications and essays will be evaluated by a selection committee comprising members of the Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization and the Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation. The committee will rate applicants based on GPA, SAT or ACT scores, essay quality and community involvement.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: The award will be paid directly to the college or university following registration of the winning applicant at that college or university within one year of award date.


Submit application and supporting materials via email to or by snail mail to
P.O. Box 4483
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549-4483