TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian Public Relations Society,
Calgary chapter and the Communications + Public Relations Foundation
have signed an agreement to partner in the establishment of the $1,000
Calgary Legacy Scholarship to be awarded annually to a student studying
public relations/communications in a recognized program at one of Mount
Royal University, University of Calgary, or SAIT Polytechnic.
Eligible students from those educational institutes will have completed
year one of their studies and be entering second year, demonstrated
overall understanding of public relations and communications, its
theoretical and practical elements, values and principles. They must
hold a student membership in CPRS Calgary.
The first submission deadline for application is February 29, 2012, with
a winner determined by a jury of senior public relations professionals
in March and announced in April.
Students will be required to submit a curriculum vitae, an application
form, letter from their education institute that attests to eligibility
and a two-page written submission on a specified topic. Application
forms and detailed information is available from the Communications +
Public Relations Foundation, by contacting email@example.com. The Foundation will manage the Scholarship including the annual
competition and establishment of a scholarship jury.
The Canadian Public Relations Society is a national public relations
membership organization with 16 member societies based in major cities
or organized province-wide. It establishes and encourages high levels
of professional standards, ethics and studies in the field of public
About the Communications + Public Relations Foundation
The Communications + Public Relations Foundation is a pan-Canadian
organization that unites business, government, academic leaders and
public relations practitioners in the advancement of public relations
education through scholarships, awards, lectures and funding of
research initiatives that promote ethical practice and professionalism
in public communications.
During the past two years, The Foundation has made original public
relations/communications research grants to two Calgarians— Jeremy
Berry, MA, AMRC, APR, assistant professor at Mount Royal University,
Calgary, to support his research: An assessment of Perceived Writing Skills of Entry-Level Public
Relations Practitioners in Canada, in co-operation with the Michigan State University; and to public
relations practitioner, Colleen Killingsworth, MCM, APR, ABC, FCPRS, a
graduate student at McMaster University, Hamilton related to her
research focussed on Executive Perspectives on Communication Leadership Competencies and Credentials.
The Foundation accepts individual and corporate contributions towards
research and educational initiatives nationwide. All donors receive an
income tax receipt for their gifts.
For more information about the Foundation and its public relations
educational initiatives, contact Barbara Sheffield, Executive Director,
Communications + Public Relations Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Communications + Public Relations Foundation
For further information:
Janice Robertson, APR
President, CPRS Calgary
Benchmark Projects Ltd
Barbara Sheffield, APR, FCPRS
Communications + Public Relations Foundation
Phone: (416) 242-6146