Public Relations awards and bursaries

There are a several of awards and bursaries available for Public Relations students:

Each term, the Division of Continuing Studies offers bursaries to assist learners in furthering their education. Bursaries are awarded to learners who can display evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning and who can demonstrate financial need. Applications are available online on the Continuing Studies Financial Support page.


The CPRS and CISION offer a Student Award of Excellence each year. This award recognizes student excellence in the PR field. Eligible students must be enrolled in their final year (or equivalent) of a recognized, full-time PR program, instructed in a Canadian post-secondary institute. Students must be studying at an undergraduate, diploma or certificate level and have a CPRS student membership. Information is available on the CPRS website.

This annual $1,000 bursary is available to CPRS-VI student members who live on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, are registered in a communications-based post-secondary educational program, and have completed three or more courses. For the application deadline, visit the CPRS-VI website.

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has chosen to study public relations or communications in one of Canada’s two official languages that is not his/her first language or mother tongue. The student will be entering his/her second year of undergraduate study in public relations or communications at a Canadian university or college, in either a degree program or a multi-year diploma or certificate program that meets recognized standards of education in September. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 and is for one year only. Information is available on the CPRS website.