2018: Caroline Bourque-Wiley, MCM, APR (McMaster University's Master of Communications Management program)
2016: Dustin Manley, MA, APR, CMP (Royal Roads University's Master of Arts in Professional Communication program)
2015: Chritine Szustaczek, MCM, APR (McMaster University's Master of Communications Management program)
Applications for the Sharon Little, APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award are now closed.
Presented to those who have completed a graduate-level program between September 2018-December 2019 with a minimum overall standing of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (i.e., at the Master’s, Ph.D. or MBA-level in public relations or communications) and are a member in good standing of CPRS Hamilton for at least two years (at the time the award is presented), you may be eligible to receive a scholar award in the amount of $1,000.
The objective of the award is to promote the importance of continuous learning and professionalism in the field of public relations. Selection will be based on the submission that best meets the objective and criteria mentioned, including the highest marks among applicants. The Sharon Little APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award, which is administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation, is a permanent endowment fund established by CPRS Hamilton. This award was funded through the exceptional efforts of a committed group of members, led by Kimberlee Lambe, APR, that hosted a CPRS National conference in Niagara Falls.
If you qualify, please send a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org c/o Sharon Little APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award member-jury outlining your eligibility in meeting the objectives of the award and include your transcript (in a sealed envelope from Office of the Registrar) and mail it to: Janine Ivings c/o Town of Oakville, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 by Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4 p.m. ET.