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2019 Scholarship Recipients Named

It is with great excitement we announce the Chapter’s 2019 scholarship recipients.

Emily Jackson, recipient of the Sally Heet Memorial Scholarship, is a senior at Western Washington University double majoring in PR and Spanish and is an active PRSSA Chapter member. She seeks a PR career in the non-profit realm in community relations and is currently involved in WWU’s student newspaper.

“The scholarship will relieve the stress of tuition costs in my senior year,” said Jackson. “And less financial stress means I can focus on my studies and professional development activities, like participating in my campus PRSSA chapter.”

Sumit Karn has received the Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship and will be attending his final year at Washington State University’s Everett campus in fall 2019 for a degree in Integrated Strategic Communications. With a passion for social change and policy development, Sumit started a non-profit connecting students with resources in the financial and mentorship realms, resulting from a class assignment.

According to Karn, “[the] Horace & Susie Revels Cayton scholarship will…ease my financial burden to complete my bachelor’s degree in Integrated Strategic Communication from Washington State University.”

These students are first-hand examples of those that the PRSA Puget Sound Chapter’s annual funding awards support. Since inception, both scholarships combined have funded 58 students’ pursuit of careers in PR (34 Sally Heet, 24 Horace and Susie Revels-Cayton).

To ensure the scholarship program’s continued growth and ability to provide opportunity to aspiring PR professionals, we are extending a chance for you to make a direct contribution. Please consider making a monthly recurring payment or a simple, one-time gift.

Will you make a donation and invest in the PR leaders of the future?

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