CUPRAP Diversity Scholarship

Recognizing the need to attract a more diverse group of professionals to the communications field, the College and University Public Relations and Affiliated Professionals (CUPRAP) sponsors the CUPRAP Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship is open to all minority and LGBTQ students attending an accredited college or university that has membership representation in CUPRAP. Selection of a recipient is based upon an applicant’s academic ability, communication skills and creativity as demonstrated through work samples and financial need. The successful applicant will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Diversity Scholarship Application

Previous Recipients:

2018
Alison Nieto

2017
Rachel Duong, Lebanon Valley College

2016
N’Dia Dugue, LaSalle University

2015
Alexandra San Miguel, Juniata College

2014
Eric A. Cheavers, Rowan University

2013
Michael Blackson, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

2012
Chenjie “Stella” Guan, LaSalle University

2011
Rumi Sato, Community College of Allegheny County

2010
Dari Brooks, Lehigh University

2009
Abigail Camilo, Reading Area Community College

2008
Kaitlyn Zerbe, Muhlenberg College

2007
Carlton Homes, Wilkes University

2006
Cassondra Lampkin, Susquehanna University

2005
Tara Burnham, Penn State University
Tara Burnham, CUPRAP’s 2005 Internship Award Recipient, Earns National Honor as PRWeek’s PR Student of the Year

2004
Shelley-Anne Vidal, Delaware County Community College

2003
Nafiysa Robinson, Seton Hill University

2002
Karen Santiago, Penn State University

2001
Chamithra Perera, Penn State University

2000
Susie Xu, Penn State University

1999
Tutaleni Asino, Duquesne University

1998
Sean Baylor, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1997
Andrea Johnson, Swarthmore College

1996
Amanda Winkey, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1995
Willia Byrd, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

1994
Christine Maldinado, Penn State University
Jennifer Schecter-Lapchak, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

1993
Karen Miller, Temple University
Ricardo Zapata, Penn State University

1992
George Charles, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

1991
Scott M. Pitts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1990
Tami Rose Bryan, Villanova University

1989
Pamela O’Berry, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

1988
Tanya Renee Kennedy, Penn State University

1987
William John Rodgers, California University of Pennsylvania

1986
Christine Ann Patterson, Wilkes College

1985
Susan M. Pentrack, University of Pittsburgh
Sherrill M. Shepard, Community College of Philadelphia

1984
Michael Jones, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Verena Thurman, University of Pittsburgh

1983
Irma Epps, Community College of Philadelphia
Gwendolyn Lee, Rosemont College