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ELLISVILLE-State college public relations officials are doing their part to encourage students to continue their interest in the area of communication by offering two scholarships for students attending a Mississippi two-year or four-year college. Two, $1,250 scholarships will be available for one student-each seeking a university or community college education.

Students applying for the CPRAM (College Public Relations Association of Mississippi) scholarship must be majoring in one of the following fields of study: public relations, communications, journalism, advertising, mass communications, political communications, crisis management, graphic design, or any other communications-oriented majors. The scholarships could be awarded to a full-time student entering or enrolled at one of the state’s two-year colleges or the state’s four-year colleges.

Scholarship applicants must be in good standing and present three letters of recommendation from individuals connected to his/her academic institution. This includes college advisors, high school teachers/officials, home-school teachers, etc. Students may be recommended by an active CPRAM member.

The applicants must complete in full the scholarship application and have it returned to the scholarship committee no later than Feb. 12, 2021. Applicants also must include a 500-word essay entitled, “With all the changes being made in the field of Communications, what skills do I have to keep up with these changes?”

Students receiving the scholarship can be awarded the scholarship for more than one year, but they must re-apply every year. The scholarship committee reserves the right to make its decision based on need, merit and the number of applicants each year.

CPRAM reserves the right to withdraw this scholarship if a student withdraws from school during the award year, changes his/her major, fails to maintain a 2.0 GPA or other grave instances of misconduct.

The committee will announce the winner(s) during its annual conference held in May 2021. The scholarship will then be awarded for the 2021 fall term.

For more information and to receive an application, contact CPRAM scholarship chairman Steve Diffey at (662) 472-9068 or sdiffey@holmescc.edu, or committee member, Teresa McCreery at (601) 477-4032 or teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu Applicants can apply online at CPRAM Scholarship Application 2021

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