Since 1990, Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) has been the organization on Long Island for people who work in the field of public relations to network, learn, mentor and advance in their careers.
Each year, PRPLI awards up to two $2,000 scholarship awards and a complimentary PRPLI membership for one year. Winner(s) will receive a check for $2,000 (made payable to winner) and the PRPLI membership, both which will be presented at the PRPLI Awards Dinner in May 2020.
The PRPLI Student Scholarship is open to full-time college juniors, seniors (including graduating seniors) and post-graduate students at four-year colleges/universities, and full-time sophomores attending a community college whose career objective is to work in the area of public relations, communications and/or marketing.
To qualify, the applicant must meet one of the following two criteria:
1. The applicant's permanent residence must be on Long Island (Nassau or Suffolk County) -OR-
2. The applicant must attend college on Long Island (regardless of where their permanent residence is)
The applicant must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and currently be studying public relations, communications or marketing
The scholarship applicant must have had an internship in a public relations/communications capacity at a business, not-for-profit organization or government agency during the spring 2019, summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020 semester.