Scholarship

As members of the public relations profession in the Houston area, we support future practitioners studying communication disciplines in the Houston area, as well as students from Houston studying communication elsewhere. The PRSA Houston Scholarship Committee supports the growth and professionalism of our profession in three meaningful ways:

  • Awarding scholarships to area college students from the Houston area or those majoring in a communication discipline at an area university or college.
  • Providing grants to educators to stimulate the study of communication.
  • Providing grants to chapter-affiliated PRSSA chapters.


Stay tuned for information on the 2019 PRSA Houston Scholarship Program. We typically offer three scholarships for freshman/sophomore undergraduate, junior/senior undergraduate and graduate students. The application process is online through the PRSA Foundation website.

We offer the following scholarships:

Freshman/Sophomore Undergraduate Students Scholarship

The Freshman/Sophomore scholarship can be up to $3,000 ($1,500 for two semesters) and is awarded to a full-time freshman/sophomore level student pursuing an undergraduate degree in public relations for related fields and who is from or attending a higher education institution in the southeast Texas region.

Junior/Senior Undergraduate Students Scholarship

The Junior/Senior scholarship can be up to $3,000 ($1,500 for two semesters) and is awarded to a full-time junior or senior level student pursuing an undergraduate degree in public relations or related fields and who is a from or attending a higher education institution in the southeast Texas region,

Graduate Students Scholarship

The Graduate Student scholarship can be up to $3,000 ($1,500 for two semesters) and is awarded to a part- or full-time student pursuing a graduate degree in public relations or related fields and who is from or attending a higher education institution in the southeast Texas region.

If the PRSA Houston Scholarship Committee interview panel agrees by a two-third majority vote that other scholarship finalists are deserving of support, we can award up to $2,000 in additional funds to deserving students.

Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be recognized and attend the PRSA Houston Excalibur Awards Gala that will be held June 27, 2019.

For more information about the scholarship program or if you have questions about the application and selection process, please contact scholarship chair Matt Zintel at matthew.zintel@zintelpr.com. If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund, click here.