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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WEPR Phyllis Berlowe PR Scholarship :: Deadline - Monday, March 1

WEPR FOUNDATION PHYLLIS BERLOWE SCHOLARSHIP
FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENTS

APPLY FOR A $4,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE
2010/11 ACADEMIC YEAR

The Phyllis-Berlowe Scholarship was created by The Foundation of Women Executives in Public Relations (WEPR) in 2006 to honor one of the New York’s outstanding leaders in public relations, Phyllis Berlowe. Ms. Berlowe is remembered for her boundless energy as an advocate for the profession, for her esteemed leadership, and as a stellar practitioner.

The $4,000 scholarship is available to students in Ad/PR majors at The City College of New York, who demonstrate an outstanding academic record of achievement and financial need. Students must be either juniors or seniors in the Advertising/PR major in the 2010-11 academic year. Men and women are invited to apply.

Students are encouraged to apply only if they meet the following criteria:

• Full-time resident of Greater New York
• Have either junior or senior status in 2010-11
• Demonstrated academic excellence (3.4 or higher current GPA with a strong academic record in the major).
• Completion of at least MCA 209 and 362 OR MCA 350 by Fall 2009
• Evidence of serious intent to pursue a career in public relations, authenticated by faculty. This should include a statement by the candidate about his/her interest in the profession, and letter of support from the faculty. Information on relevant extracurricular activities and internships will be especially useful.
• Evidence of financial need for the scholarship.

Eligible students should submit 1) a 250-word essay on their interest in public relations as a career and statement of need. Students may discuss any aspect of their education, professional experience, or career aspirations, 2) Academic transcript 3) Resume, 4) Letter of support by faculty member.

Please submit your statement, transcript and a resume to Professor Lynn Appelbaum, Shepard 472A, by Monday, March 1, 2010. Cash awards will be made Spring 2010 to be applied to Fall 2010 tuition. INCLUDE COVER PAGE WITH NAME, PHONE, EMAIL AND NAME OF AWARD FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.

Please see Professor Lynn Appelbaum with questions. Office S 472A, Phone: (212) 650-6561, e-mail: lynn_appelbaum@hotmail.com.

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