In 1968, 20 years after its own establishment, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) founded the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The declared purpose of PRSSA is to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.

The student society aims to foster the following:

  • Understanding of current theories and procedures of the profession
  • Appreciation of the highest ethical ideals and principles
  • Awareness of an appropriate professional attitude
  • Appreciation of Associate Membership in PRSA and eventually accredited membership

Today, PRSSA has more than 9,600 members in 284 universities nationwide.

PRSA HAWAII/ROY LEFFINGWELL PUBLIC RELATIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Every year, PRSA Hawaii presents a scholarship to a college junior, senior or graduate student majoring in public relations, journalism or communications who intends to pursue a career in public relations. The scholarship is administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF). Visit the HCF website for more details on requirements and application procedures.

PRSSA CHAPTER IN HAWAII

PRSA Hawaii is proud to support a PRSSA chapter in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. For more information, contact PRSA Hawaii’s UH-Manoa Education Committee Chair Amy Hennessey, APR.