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Scholarship for PR students - 02.06.2013
Launched by CIPR International, applications until July 31st

London, 30 May 2013 – CIPR International announces the launch of a new scholarship for PR students who plan to study overseas next year.

Worth £1,000, it’s designed to encourage PR students to develop their understanding of PR in other countries and to engage with the ethics of their profession.

Prof. Anne Gregory, chair-elect of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management and chair of judges, says: “In a world without boundaries we need practitioners who are comfortable working across countries, cultures and communication environments. I am looking forward to seeing a raft of entries from young professionals who are committed to that idea - they will undoubtedly be the leaders of the future.”

The scholarship was created to celebrate the memory of Douglas Smith, a founder and patron of CIPR International, the international sector group of the CIPR.

Pamela Mounter, CIPR International’s education liaison committee member, says: “We are passionate about helping young people develop their PR potential, as was Doug Smith, and this scholarship is our way of saying thank you to him and helping the next generation, as he would have wished.”

All PR students studying on a CIPR-approved course, whether in the UK or overseas, are eligible to enter.  Their challenge for this first year of the scholarship will be to produce a PR campaign for a brief based on the ethics of producing low cost clothing in developing countries. Entry forms can be downloaded from the CIPR International website. The deadline for entries is 31 July.  The winner will be announced in October.

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