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Gary Yoshimura Scholarship

Gary Yoshimura Scholarship
Gary Yoshimura Scholarship is awarded every year to college students who are pursuing careers in public relations. Students who have financial need and are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America may apply.

Eligible students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above. They must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. and major in public relations or a related field. Their goal must be to pursue a career in public relations.

Students must be members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). PRSSA is a non-profit, member-based organization headquartered in New York that supports students interested in public relations careers through education and networking opportunities.

The scholarship was named in honor of Gary Yoshimura, a leader in public relations who passed away in 2000 at the age of 42. Gary was known for his excellent grasp of public relations and his professionalism. Gary contributed his knowledge and expertise to agencies such as Hill and Knowlton; Manning, Selvage & Lee; Burson-Marsteller; and Stoorza, Zieghaus and Metzger. His final career move was in public relations at Philips Electronics.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,400.

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