University of Virginia

The Richmond Public Relations Foundation David P. Hurdle, William Dietrick and Daphne Lowell Dailey Memorial Scholarships

Three scholarships will be awarded to juniors or seniors of select Virginia colleges and universities who plan to pursue a career in public relations. One does not need to be a public relations major but should be planning to pursue work in public relations upon graduation.  An essay is required.  In addition to the colleges listed, the applicant may go to any college as long as their permanent residence is in this designated area:

**Central Virginia residents are those living within the Richmond MSA, which includes the independent cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights; the counties of Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George and Sussex; and the incorporated towns of Ashland and Bowling Green.

Applicants need not be public relations majors but should be planning to work in public relations upon graduation.

To apply for one of the scholarships, please prepare and submit the following items:

1. A copy of their transcript (including GPA); unofficial transcripts are acceptable, but the winners may be asked for official transcripts for verification purposes

2. A resume, to include work experiences and internships

3. A typed, doubled-spaced, single-page essay detailing why you want to work in PR and how you have prepared yourself for a career in communications.

Email application materials to:

Scholarship winners will be announced at the November 18th luncheon of the Richmond Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA Richmond). For more information, contact Cameron McPherson, Foundation President, at



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Scholarship Info

Grade Level


RegionState of Virginia
CollegeLongwood University, Randolph-Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, the University of Richmond and James Madison University.
AmountThree @ $1,500
DeadlineOctober 12, 2020
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