RSI Legacy Scholarship

RSI Legacy Scholarship

Legacy Scholarship

The Raymond Simon Institute (RSI) for Public Relations and Journalism announces the new “Legacy” scholarships for children and grandchildren* of public relations and journalism graduates of Utica College. The students will be awarded $1,000 per year for up to four years.
The scholarship was established in 2018. To be eligible for the scholarship students must be enrolled in one of the college’s Public Relations, Journalism or Communications programs and remain in that program with good standing throughout the four years at Utica College. Students may be awarded the Legacy Scholarship during any of their four years. Transfer students into the college’s Public Relations, Journalism or Communications programs are also eligible for consideration. If chosen, the student would receive the scholarship for up to three years.
Applications should be submitted by April 15. If more than one student applies, then the available scholarships will be awarded based on an essay reviewed by a committee of three RSI board members.
The Raymond Simon Institute for Public Relations was founded in 1986 to enhance UC's public relations and journalism programs. Simon was professor emeritus of public relations at Utica College and an internationally recognized leader in public relations education. In 1949, Syracuse University hired him to develop one of the first undergraduate majors in public relations at Utica College, where he taught until 1985. His influence continues today through his alumni who lead major public relations firms and corporations and who have played major roles in the United States Congress, New York State Legislature, prominent newspapers and television networks, top universities and more. More information on Simon and his contributions can be found online at https://www.utica.edu/academic/institutes/rsi/index.cfm.
For more information about the Legacy Scholarship, contact Executive Director of The Raymond Simon Institute, Patricia Swann, at pswann@utica.edu or (315) 792-3243. To apply, contact the Utica College Office of Financial Aid/Admissions Office. A member of the RSI Alumni Advisory Committee will be happy to discuss the scholarship and students’ opportunities with a degree from Utica College.

* Children and grandchildren include stepchildren, legally adopted children and those students whose legal guardians are PR/J alumni.

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Patricia A. Swann, M.S., A.P.R.

Patricia A. Swann, M.S., A.P.R.

Professor of Public Relations and Management
pswann@utica.edu
(315) 792-3243

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