Foundation Scholarship

2021 Scholarship Awarded

The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Nicole Gillis, a senior at Gulf Breeze High School.

Ellis was selected by the Foundation’s board of judges for the 2021 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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EMERALD COAST PUBLIC RELATIONS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Emerald Coast Public Relations Foundation awards a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors planning to pursue a college degree in the areas of public relations, communication, marketing or journalism.      

 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 six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Crestview, Niceville, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Choctawhatchee and Fort Walton Beach High Schools.            

Deadline for applications, electronically or by mail, is Tuesday, March 15, 2022.  The application and additional information are available in high school guidance counselors’ offices and at www.ecpro.org.          

 REQUIREMENTS:

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 15, 2022 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 ecprfoundation3@gmail.com or by snail mail to
EMERALD COAST PUBLIC RELATIONS FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 4483
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549-4483