The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York (HPRA-NY) jumpstarts second year scholarship program

What: The HPRA-NY (Hispanic Pulblic Relations New York) is increasing its´ number of scholarships given by announcing the submission period for the 2nd Annual HPRA-NY Scholarship Program, beginning March 31.
Why it matters: Organizations supporting the Hispanic marketing and communications industries play an important part in initiatives  fostering the education of Hispanics. As a result of the HPRA initiative two qualified undergraduate New York area college students of Hispanic descent,  seeking career in communications and marketing fields, will receive an US $2,000 scholarship and other valuable accolades.

hpra nyThe Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter announced the submission period for the 2nd Annual HPRA-NY Scholarship Program, beginning March 31 through June 6.

The 2nd Annual HPRA-NY scholarship will be awarded to two qualified undergraduate New York area college students of Hispanic descent seeking career in communications and marketing fields. Both beneficiaries will receive a US $2,000 scholarship. In addition, the winners will receive complimentary student memberships to HPRA-NY for one calendar year and one-on-one mentorship from some of New York’s leading Hispanic communications and marketing professionals.

Last year´s HPRA-NY Scholarship was awarded to New York University’s Lia Martinez-Santamaria who received US $2,000 to pursue her education goals.

The application deadline is Friday, June 6, 2014 and call-for-entries is open immediately. The winners of the Program will be announced later this summer.To qualify, student applicants must meet these requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut
  • Attend a New York, New Jersey or Connecticut based four-year accredited college or university at the sophomore or junior level
  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • On a 4.0 scale, maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and 3.0 specific public relations, communications, journalism, advertising or marketing GPA
  • Major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing.

“The HPRA-NY scholarship program is our most important undertaking.We are proud to once again not only be in a position to recognize the achievements of Latino youth and to financially support their goal to pursue a career in our industry, but also to increase the impact our program creates by making a second scholarship available,” said Andy Checo, president of HPRA-NY.


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