Call for Student Scholarship Entries

Call for Student Scholarship Entries

MAKE A VIDEO FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO FPRA’S STATE CONFERENCE!

FPRA’s 83rd Annual State Conference

FPRA Capital Chapter is sponsoring one FPRA student chapter member to attend this year’s annual conference. FPRA student chapter members will have the opportunity to hear from and network with PR professionals!

!!! And may we call your attention to this special student-only experience on Sunday as part of the first day of the conference !!!

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 – TIME: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Student Field Trip: Universal Orlando Resort’s Jurassic World VelociCoaster Behind the Scenes Experience
    Students! Are you ready to Brave the Hunt at Universal Orlando Resort? During this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, student attendees will meet the masterminds behind Universal’s newest award-winning attraction, Jurassic World VelociCoaster. You’ll hear straight from the experts what it took to unleash Florida’s fastest, tallest and most intense launch coaster ever created – catapulting riders 155 feet into the air at extreme speeds up to 70 mph while racing alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack. You’ll also spend time with members of the Universal Orlando PR team and learn how they turned this apex predator coaster into a blockbuster PR campaign. Space is limited, so secure your spot now!

Conference Dates: August 7 – 10, 2022 (Read the full speaker lineup and itinerary on the event page)

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Orlando

What the scholarship includes:

  • Conference fee for the student, meals during the conference events, hotel stay for three nights, and mileage reimbursement (does not include food outside of the conference meals)
  • One-on-one mentorship/Q&A meeting with a professional in a field of your choice (e.g., social media marketing, video, crisis communications, corporate branding, etc.)

How to Apply

This year, we’ve made it easy and fun to apply by submitting a video to FlipGrid! 

Link to our portal: https://flipgrid.com/ef06fd88 – Please use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Internet Explorer (not Safari).

Simply submit your video at our FlipGrid site by following these rules:

 Under 2 minute video 

– Deadline is June 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET

– Your video must contain your name, major/area of study, and a response to at least these three questions:

  • Why are you interested in attending the FPRA State conference?
  • What are you most looking forward to?
  • How will this conference help advance you personally or professionally?

Your submission is private and will only be reviewed only by the judges to select a winner. By submitting your entry, you are confirming that you are available to attend the full conference from August 7 through August 10 and agree to go if you are selected as the winner.

Learn more about the conference and the benefits of attending at https://www.fpra.org/professional-development/annual-conference-details/

Testimonial from last year’s winner, Antonia:

My experience at FPRA annual conference was amazing. Drew and Mandy went out of their way to connect me with so many people, and everyone was welcoming. Everyone was also great about giving out advice for students, as well as offering to talk about their experiences.

I loved all of the guest speakers and breakout rooms. I really gained a better understanding of what Public Relations really is, as well as the culture and the people who go into it.

Leading up to receiving the scholarship, I had just graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in PR and advertising. I was working at a coffee shop and waiting to start my graduate program at Florida State University. While I was very busy, at the last minute I decided to call off of work and prioritize something I knew would help my future career.

And I was so surprised and excited that I won! It really validated my decision and helped me know I am going in the right direction. I was an admitted student at FSU, I had never even heard of FPRA before I applied for the scholarship, but I was given a huge chance and I am forever grateful. I can’t wait to see where my membership takes me.

–> Questions? Email FPRA Capital Chapter Director of Student Relations Nanette Schimpf, APR, CPRC, at [email protected].