The PRSA Chicago Michelle Flowers Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to attract, recruit and retain people of color to the practice of public relations and communications. Two individual awards, each in the amount of $3,000, will be presented to talented communications students of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry who are college juniors. The award will include a paid summer internship at a Chicago agency affiliated with PRSA Chicago between the Diversity Fellow’s junior and senior year. The award is renewable for the Fellow’s senior year based on attaining a 3.0 GPA.
Applicants must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university in Illinois and be enrolled in public relations studies, journalism, communications or courses preparing for a career in public relations.
Applicants must be current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors at the time of the application, and they must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry.