CPRS Student prizes recognize outstanding achievement by future PR practitioners currently enrolled in post-secondary studies. Learn more about the opportunities available to students each year by clicking on the prizes below.

CPRS/Cision Student Award of Excellence

2020 recipient - Kate McKenna

  • This award is presented jointly by CPRS and Cision each year to celebrate promising future practitioners who have demonstrated an ability and desire to contribute to the status and acceptance of our profession.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • CPRS Student membership
    • Enrollment in final year (or equivalent) of a recognized, full-time Canadian PR program. (Proof of enrollment required)
  • Entry deadline: May 23, 2022 11:59 p. m. ET
Apply for this year’s CPRS/Cision Student Award of Excellence now.
Torchia Scholarship
  • Awarded to a bilingual public relations/communications student who has chosen to study in their second language in one of Canada’s two official languages that is not his/her first language or mother tongue.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Enrolled in an undergraduate Canadian PR/communications degree or multi-year diploma/certificate college program
    • Studying in an official language of Canada that is not his/her first language
    • Entering the second year of the program