Membership Scholarship

PRSA Cleveland has introduced a scholarship stipend program to assist prospective members with the expense of their PRSA National Membership dues. The scholarship is available to public relations / communications / marketing professionals working for a non-profit organization in the Greater Cleveland area.

The impetus of this scholarship program is to encourage prospective members to gain benefits from being associated with PRSA through assistance with the cost of membership through this stipend award.

To be considered for the scholarship:

  • Applicant must be a PR professional with a minimum of 3 years of experience currently working for a non-profit organization in a PR/marketing/communications capacity, and is not a current member of PRSA.
  • Applicant agrees to participate on at least one committee/initiative of the Chapter.

Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee of PRSA Cleveland.  Recommendations for approval are submitted to the PRSA Cleveland Board of Directors.  Up to four scholarship stipends will be awarded in 2020.

To submit an application, please complete the application form below and email it to:, with the subject line:  [name of participant applying] – Non-Profit Scholarship Stipend Application.

The scholarship stipend award is based on need and the applicant submission. It will cover the national membership cost (currently at $260) for the participating year. Any additional fees are to be paid by the applicant, including the initiation/reinstatement fee ($35 – 65) and the local chapter fee ($70). Participation/registration in the local chapter is required for consideration.

Please fill out the following application form (continue on additional pages, if needed).



Address – Business:


Address – Home:




How long have you been employed as a PR professional?     ______

How many people are employed at your organization?          ______

Will your employer pay for all or part of your membership?    ______

If so, what percentage?                                                       ______

Do you qualify for a PRSA discount? If so, which one?


Why would you like to be considered for a PRSA Cleveland Membership Scholarship Stipend? ____________________________________________________________

Please be specific (and use additional space as needed):


On which of the following committees would you like to participate? Indicate all of interest. Placement will be based on interest and committee needs.

______  Programming – Educational/Professional Development

______  Programming – Social

______  Membership

______  Sponsorship

______  Rocks Awards event

______  Student Outreach

______  Communications, includes website, social, blogs

Electronic Signature: _____________________________________________________

Public Relations Society of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter