PRSA Hoosier Chapter Awards $2,000 in PRSSA Scholarships

Jacquline Malott and Mackenzie DericoThe PRSA Hoosier Chapter is dedicated to giving back to those who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in the public relations/communications field. Each year, we offer two scholarships – each in the amount of $1,000. Scholarship application submissions are reviewed by a group of active PRSA board and committee members and selected based on merit and financial need.

We’re pleased to share that two deserving students were awarded the Joanne Dring Scholarship at our annual meeting held last week.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Malott and Mackenzie Derico, the two PRSA scholarship winners who each received a $1,000 scholarship to help in their future educational endeavors.

Jacqueline Malott: Jacqueline is a graduate student at IUPUI. She will graduate in 2023 with her master’s in public relations. She works full-time in an accounting and customer service role to pay for her education. Jacqueline joined PRSSA this year and is looking forward to building positive and lasting relationships with her fellow PR peers.

Mackenzie Derico: Mackenzie is a current junior at Taylor University in Upland, Ind. She will graduate in 2023 with a major in public relations and a minor in worship arts. Her work experience includes working as a social media intern for a church, as well as serving as a production assistant for Storyocity in Cincinnati, Ohio. When she graduates, she hopes to work for a non-profit organization. Mackenzie joined PRSSA last year and is thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow her knowledge from her peers and pros in the industry.

Please join us in congratulating Jacqueline and Mackenzie on their achievements as well as thanking our generous donors who make these scholarships possible.