The Public Relations Scholarships are awarded to passionate and talented students who will be pursuing a degree in the field of public relations. Scholarships are awarded based on an interview and examples of our work such as writing samples. All prospective students are encouraged to apply.

Public Relations scholarship reviews for 2022 will take place in person on February 19 and 26, and virtually on February 5 and 12. Complete an application for a scholarship review. Application forms will be available on October 1.

You will receive an email confirmation with more details once your application is processed. Please add finearts@carthage.edu to your contacts to ensure you receive all the information about your portfolio review.

If you need to change or cancel your scholarship portfolio review meeting, please contact finearts@carthage.edu as soon as possible. This is especially important for cancellations, as other students may be on the waiting list and could benefit from a slot becoming available.

Questions? Email Fine Arts at Carthage at finearts@carthage.edu or call 262-551-5859.

THE INTERVIEW

The scholarship interview is your opportunity to convey your interest and passion for public relations. What fascinates you most about this field? Have you thought of representing clients at a PR firm? Would you rather write copy? Are you interested in market research? Even though your pursuits in the field of PR may just be starting, what experience in PR do you have? What drives you to succeed? Getting to know you is an important part of this interview.

THE PORTFOLIO

Your portfolio should reflect your best-written work. Include at least one strong writing sample such as a research paper, article, newsletter, etc. Also include at least one public relations item such as a press release, white paper, market analysis, etc. The body of work you present should demonstrate your writing abilities and creative potential.

Additional Portfolio Materials

Be as creative as possible, and be sure to include as many of your best pieces as possible. Additional material could include a group project that involved working with others, a blog, artwork, photography, website design, or personal projects. The more we know about what drives you and your work the better!

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS

Students are required to email a current resume to finearts@carthage.edu at least one week prior to the review date.

THE INTERVIEW

Your interview with the CDM faculty will be virtual, but it follows the same guidelines as listed above for the in-person interviews. You will receive information about your Zoom invitation and faculty contact in the confirmation email which will be sent after your application has been processed. Please read and keep this email.

THE PORTFOLIO

Your portfolio should reflect your best-written work. Include at least one strong writing sample such as a research paper, article, newsletter, etc. Also include at least one public relations item such as a press release, white paper, market analysis, etc. The body of work you present should demonstrate your writing abilities and creative potential.

Please create a digital portfolio. Written works can be sent in .pdf format and website work should be shared via a weblink. You may organize your portfolio any way you wish, but please make sure any links you share with us are active. Please send your portfolio materials or a weblink to finearts@carthage.edu at least one week prior to your review date.

Additional Portfolio Materials

Be as creative as possible, and be sure to include as many of your best pieces as possible. Additional material could include a group project that involved working with others, a blog, artwork, photography, website design or personal projects. The more we know about what drives you and your work the better!

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS

Students are required to email a current resume to finearts@carthage.edu at least one week prior to the review date.