For Immediate Release: November 13, 2015
Contact: Taylor Griffin
Fellow TXPRSSA Members Receive Scholarships to Attend the National PRSSA Conference
November 12, 2015—(Austin, TX) — TXPRSSA (Dr. Alan Scott Chapter) has been working tirelessly throughout the semester to have its members achieve their prospective goals. Three of its members (Taylor Griffin, Cindy Lien, and Nancy Lien) have recently been awarded the competitive Career Development Scholarship, also formerly known as the Career Development Grant. Additionally, this not only means that they will get to use the funds to attend the annual PRSSA national conference held in Atlanta, Georgia but it is also an important and exciting mark for the UT based Public Relations chapter. It’s no surprise that their hard work has paid off.
“I felt so grateful to receive the grant. To be one of the only three PR majors chosen, I was honored. National Conference can be fun and you can get a lot out of it, but it can be costly,” said Vice President of Operations Nancy Lien. “PRSSA has helped me become better at networking and more knowledgeable of the industry. I think being able to pinpoint my goals and dreams on my application and connect it to why National Conference is so relevant to me helped me stand out.”
“When I found out that I was one of the recipients for the Career Development Scholarship, I felt both honored and relieved. I knew a lot of people who applied and was every excited to be chosen as a winner. At the same time, the $500 reward was helpful in paying for my trip to the national PRSSA conference. It was a great feeling knowing that a large portion of my trip was paid for,” said Vice President of Professional Development Cindy Lien. “I definitely believe the role I have in Texas PRSSA helped me acquire this scholarship. By showing my interest in attending the national conference as an Exec Board member, I was showing my enthusiasm to represent our university and maximize our chapter’s potential.”
The grant’s judges also take into account a number of components such as academic performance and extracurricular involvement. This award is given to a communications student who shows overall exemplary quality in their application. Taylor Griffin, Nancy Lien, and Cindy Lien each shared well-rounded qualities that allowed them to obtain this prestigious grant.
TXPRSSA- As one of the largest chapters of PRSSA in the nation, the Dr. Alan Scott Chapter specializes in providing a hands-on experience to their students so they can achieve an enhanced knowledge about the public relations field. It focuses on professional development, engagement and philanthropy and is centered on the success of its members. Besides students being involved in the leading organization in public relations and communications, the organization also gives many opportunities and benefits. Throughout the semester, students can participate in exciting activities such as the engaging mentor program that offers a one-on-one personal interaction with public relations professionals in Austin and resume and career building workshops.
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