Scholarship Applications

DAVID A. MEEKER SCHOLARSHIP

Win $1,500 and PRSA Recognition! 

Purpose: The Akron Area Chapter of Public Relations Society of America will award one outstanding student the David A. Meeker Scholarship. The winner will receive $1,500 and a one-year associate membership to PRSA following graduation. Two runners-up will be awarded one-year associate memberships to PRSA. 

Eligibility: The applicant must be a full-time student majoring in Public Relations or Communication and currently attending the University of Akron, Kent State University, Malone College, Mount Union, Walsh University or Youngstown State University. 

Application Deadline: January 20, 2021. The scholarship will be awarded in spring of 2021. 

Application Procedures: 

  1. The applicant must complete the online scholarship application. Click here to be directed to the application. 

  2. At least one letter of recommendation from your faculty and/or internship supervisor must accompany the application, up to a total of three letters. The letter(s) may be attached within the online application or mailed to the Akron Area PRSA PO Box address. 

  3. Each applicant must submit an official college transcript. This transcript can be attached within the online application or mailed to the Akron Area PRSA PO Box address. 

  4. Students must submit a 500 word essay within this application regarding your career goals and why you are interested in a career in public relations. Plan your time accordingly when filling out the application. 

Akron Area PRSA
P.O. Box 13038
Akron, OH 44334