HPRA Miami Launches Scholarship Program for Florida Students
Program to benefit Hispanic undergraduate students pursuing careers in communications and marketing fields
Jun 18, 2015, 01:13 ET
MIAMI, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Public Relations Association's Miami Chapter (http://hpra-usa.org/miamiR/) (HPRA Miami) has announced the launch of its HPRA-MIA Scholarship program. Beginning June 16 through September 8, South Florida area college students of Hispanic descent will have the opportunity to file applications to be recognized for their outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service.
"The HPRA Miami chapter is proud to be able to offer this scholarship program to Hispanic students in Florida," said Sonia Diaz, president of HPRA-MIA. "With Miami serving as the gateway to Latin America and the hub of Spanish-language media, we have a unique responsibility to ensure and support the success of Hispanic communications professionals in the South Florida region."
The HPRA-MIA scholarships will be awarded to three qualified undergraduate students. Recipients will receive a $2500, $1500, or a $1000 scholarship. In addition, the winners will receive complimentary student memberships to HPRA-MIA for one calendar year and one-on-one mentorship from some of Miami's leading Hispanic communications and marketing professionals. The program is open to resident students of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade and Monroe Counties and can be applied to any Florida public or private university.
The application deadline is Monday, September 8, 2015. Call-for-entries is now open.
In order to qualify, student applicants must:
- Be a resident of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade or Monroe counties
- Attend a Florida based, four-year accredited college or university at the freshman, sophomore or junior level
- Be of Hispanic heritage
- On a 4.0 scale, maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
- Major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing
For more information and to download the application, please visit: http://bit.ly/1QFoiMD
The winners of the HPRA-MIA Scholarship Program will be announced later in October.
About the Hispanic Public Relations Association:
The Hispanic Public Relations Association's (HPRA) mission is to help Hispanic professional communicators enter and advance within the public relations and marketing communications fields by: 1) creating an exchange of information and ideas that empower public relations practitioners to be experts in their fields; 2) promoting professional development through educational programs; 3) providing financial and internship assistance to students entering the field; and 4) advocating responsible coverage of issues and images affecting the Hispanic community. Established in 1984, The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is the largest network of public relations, marketing and advertising professionals from agencies, government, non-profit and corporate companies in the US. For more information, please visit our website. http://hpra-usa.org/miamiR/
The Miami Chapter was established in 2014. HPRA-MIA is a non-profit 501c6 organization.
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