Every year, CMPRSA awards a scholarship to an outstanding PRSSA junior enrolled in a communication-related program of study at Michigan State University. In 2022, this scholarship was named in honor of Kelly Rossman-McKinney. Kelly meant a lot to Lansing, the public relations profession and to this chapter.
Each year, the Kelly Rossman-McKinney Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, will go to a student who demonstrates dedication to the public relations field. The ideal candidate would share the same grit, tenacity and drive mirrored in Kelly’s attitude toward public relations and life.
Interested PRSSA members should fill out the application and submit a resume and at least two letters of recommendation for consideration. Writing and work samples are helpful, but not required.
To be considered for this scholarship, all materials must be submitted to Hannah Lupi, at [email protected].
DEADLINE: March 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
The person applying for the scholarship must:
- Be a PRSSA member in the Ned S. Hubbell Chapter at MSU
- Have junior standing at MSU by fall 2022
Criteria used for selecting recipient:
- Leadership in PRSSA and/or other student organizations
- Commitment to the public relations field (professional development, education of others)
- Academic achievement
The awardee will be selected by a committee made up of the PRSSA Professional Advisor(s), PRSSA Faculty Advisor(s) and the CMPRSA President. The selected student will be honored at the annual PACE Awards program and at the MSU Department of Advertising Awards Luncheon each spring.
To ensure this fund is supported for years to come, we need your help! If you are interested in contributing to the scholarship fund, please reach out to Jessica Tramontana at [email protected]. We are currently accepting checks and working to establish an electronic method of collection.
2022, Caitlin Finerty
2021, Chanel Sheffer
2020, Hadley Kerr
2019, Amanda Barberena
2018, Madison Job
2017, Gina Perra
2016, Samantha VanHoef
2015, Rachel Tang
2014, Erica Tackett
2013, Mackenzie Mohr
2012, Jeannette Conklin
2011, Ellina Stein
2010, Julia Wendzinski
2009, Melissa Hackett
2008, Jenni Lewis
2007, Leigh Cuda