New £1,000 scholarship for PR students

CIPR International today announces the launch of a new scholarship for PR students who plan to study overseas next year. 

Worth £1,000, it’s designed to encourage PR students to develop their understanding of PR in other countries and to engage with the ethics of their profession.

The scholarship was created to celebrate the memory of Douglas Smith, a founder and patron of CIPR International, the international sector group of the CIPR.

All PR students studying on a CIPR-approved course, whether in the UK or overseas, are eligible to enter.  Their challenge for this first year of the scholarship will be to produce a PR campaign for a brief based on the ethics of producing low cost clothing in developing countries.


Professor Anne Gregory FCIPR
In a world without boundaries we need practitioners who are comfortable working across countries, cultures and communication environments. I am looking forward to seeing a raft of entries from young professionals who are committed to that idea - they will undoubtedly be the leaders of the future.
Professor Anne Gregory FCIPR
Pamela Mounter FCIPR
We are passionate about helping young people develop their PR potential, as was Doug Smith, and this scholarship is our way of saying thank you to him and helping the next generation, as he would have wished.
Pamela Mounter FCIPR

The deadline for entries is 31 July.  The winner will be announced in October.

Download an entry form.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).