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 their first language or mother tongue. The student will be entering their 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 the 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.