Call for Student Scholarship Entries 2024


Make A Video For A Chance To Win A Trip To PR & COMMS SUMMIT, Presented By FPRA!

The FPRA Capital Chapter is pleased to offer a scholarship for one FPRA student member to attend this year’s PR & COMMS SUMMIT, presented by FPRA. FPRA student chapter members will have the opportunity to hear from and network with PR professionals from around the state.

The lineup a speakers includes communication leaders from leading brands such as Microsoft, Walt Disney World Resort, Royal Caribbean Group, Paramount / MTV Studios and more.

Conference Dates: August 4-7, 2024

Where: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL

What the scholarship includes:

  • Conference fee for the student
  • Meals during the conference events (does not include food outside of the conference meals)
  • Luxury hotel stay for three nights
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • The total estimated value of the scholarship is $1,500

How to Apply

You must be a current FPRA student member to be eligible for the scholarship. This year, we’ve made it easy to apply by submitting a video file or video link (Dropbox, YouTube, Google Drive, etc.) to [email protected] and following these guidelines:

  • Video Prompt: Many college students, including those studying PR, leave Tallahassee after graduation. Share at least one creative strategy that the FPRA Capital Chapter could launch to highlight the benefits of staying in Tallahassee to young professionals pursuing a career in communications?
  • Video Length: Maximum of three minutes. May be horizontal or vertical and can include any edits or enhancements that you would like. Acceptable file formats include .MP4 or .MOV.
  • Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Requirements: The transmittal email that includes the video must also include your full name and phone number. We will also verify that you are a current member of FPRA.

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 4-7 and agree to go if you are selected as the winner.

The winner of the FPRA Capital Chapter student scholarship will be announced at the Excellence in Communications Awards Ceremony in Tallahassee on April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about the conference and the benefits of attending at this link.

Testimonial from A Previous Winner

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. – Antonia


Email FPRA Capital Chapter Director of Student Relations Drew Piers, APR, CPRC, at [email protected].