Hispanic Public Relations Association Opens Call for Entries! 2013 HPRA Scholarship Program

Hispanic Public Relations Association Opens Call for Entries! 2013 HPRA Scholarship Program

$11,000 in College Scholarships to be presented at the HPRA PRemio Awards

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LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 – The Hispanic Public Relations Association, Los Angeles Chapter (HPRA), announced today the call for entries for the HPRA Scholarship Program which to date, has awarded more than $250,000 to assist Hispanic students pursuing careers in public relations and related communications field.

“We encourage students with outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service to apply for the scholarship,” said Delia L. López, HPRA-LA president. “The scholarship helps offset student college expenses.”

The 2013 HPRA Scholarship Program will award five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, plus a $1,000 Esther Renteria Community Service Scholarship based on community service. Recipients also get the opportunity to interview for a public relations internship at leading agencies and corporate organizations, which are part of HPRA as well as receive a complimentary membership to HPRA-L.A.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be accepted to attend a four-year      accredited California college or university by Fall 2013 semester

  • Be an incoming junior or senior      student of at least 25 percent Hispanic decent

  • Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA      and 3.0 GPA in their major subject

  • Be California natives/residents      attending school in California

  • Major in public relations,      communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing

  • A desire to work in the public      relations industry with a major in other disciplines

  • Be available to attend the HPRA      PRemio Awards dinner in October 2013 in Los Angeles

Interested students must complete the online application at http://www.hpra-usa.org/la/scolarship-program/ by no later than Friday, April 26, 2013.  Students will be notified by August if they are selected.  The 2013 HPRA Scholarship Program is funded, in part, by generous contributions of HPRA sponsors.  For more information please visit www.hpra-usa.org.

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