Awards & Scholarships

CPRS Calgary supports awards programs as opportunities to showcase outstanding work and recognize individuals for their contributions to the industry. We are also committed to helping and supporting students who are just starting to pave their career path in public relations.

CPRS National Awards Program

CPRS Calgary encourages members to enter the annual CPRS National Awards Program that recognizes and rewards outstanding public relations programs, projects and people from across the country. Winners are recognized each year at the CPRS Awards Gala dinner at the CPRS National Conference.

Susan Francis Prize

The Susan Francis Prize is awarded annually by CPRS Calgary for the public relations student who completes a submission about a project that has or may contribute to making the world a better place. Applications are due October 15 each year.

Calgary Legacy Scholarship

This $1,000 Scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student member of CPRS Calgary entering second year in a recognized PR program at one of Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic.

Torchia Scholarship

The Torchia Scholarship is awarded annually to the student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of bilingualism in the Canadian communications and public relations profession.