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Drs. Christine & Larry Helsel Public Relations Sch

Description:  Established in 2006, this scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Christine Helsel and Dr. Larry Helsel's service to Eastern Illinois University. Criteria for selection is as follows: The recipient(s) must be U.S. Citizen and an Illinois resident, and be a junior or first semester senior who is enrolled full-time in Eastern Illinois University. The recipient(s) must be an undergraduate student with a declared major in Communication Studies and have selected the Public Relations option. The recipient(s) must be a minority or non-traditional student and must carry a minimum GPA of at least 3.2. . The recipient(s) must demonstrate a need for financial assistance to continue their education as an undergraduate student. The recipient(s) must be interested in working in the public relations profession, which does not include Graduate school. The Selection Committee shall require an essay of the applicants. Applicants should outline in the essay why they want to pursue Public Relations as a profession. An ideal recipient will have shown a demonstrated interest or commitment to the Public Relations Student Society of America, EIU Chapter The recipient(s) shall receive a minimum of $1,000. Recipient(s) may be eligible to apply for and receive the award again provided he/she continues to meet criteria. The award shall be announced in the spring semester and paid in the fall semester to Eastern Illinois University to first be applied against costs (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) associated with the recipient(s) attending Eastern Illinois University.

Additional Information: To apply

Major(s):Communication Studies
Extracurricular Activity(s):Adult Learner
Year in School:Freshman, Sophomore, Junior , Senior
Required GPA:3.2
Semester(s) of Selections:Spring
Semester(s) Awarded:Fall
Contact:Chair, Communication Studies - 217-581-2016