How would you benefit from a $200 SWAGG Scholarship?

As a special gift to our community, SWAGG, our December #PRStudChat sponsor, is offering one lucky student a $200 scholarship toward their education!

All you have to is answer the question- How would YOU benefit from a $200 SWAGG Scholarship? Books, webinars, classes, technology, conference costs… Just comment below with your answer, the name of your school and your twitter handle, no later than Friday, December 17th. We’ll be using randomizer.org to select the name of the winner.

Please be sure to give a shout out to #SWAGG & say thanks for taking the time to join #PRStudChat in December, while they are busily in the process of rolling out a mobile app. The app lets friends give and receive gift cards from their smart phones, cutting down on the old-school plastic giftcards — relevant considering 60 percent of Americans will ask for gift cards this year (National Retail Federation). In addition, SWAGG is giving back through its partnership with Stand Up to Cancer. Every time the app is downloaded between now and Dec. 31, 2011, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up to cancer up to $125,000.  You can find SWAGG on twitter @swaggmobile and on Facebook.

Happy Holidays to all. We look forward to seeing you in 2011.

Best,

Valerie & Deirdre

Update 12/18 9:35 pm: We have closed the comments and will be using randomizer.org to randomly select a winner from the list of those who have commented. Thank you and good luck to everyone who participated. We will announce the winner next week and will do our best to continue to offer many other opportunities for our community in the future!

14 thoughts on “How would you benefit from a $200 SWAGG Scholarship?

  1. Johns Hopkins University doesn’t offer a communications major or any pr classes, as a result I have been driving to a nearby university to take an Intro to PR class and joined their PRSSA chapter (I got elected treasurer). I would love to use the scholarship to attend events (since I’m not a student at that university) as well as for local PR councils. Thank you!

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  2. Johns Hopkins University doesn’t offer a communications major or any pr classes, as a result I have been driving to a nearby university to take an Intro to PR class and joined their PRSSA chapter (I got elected treasurer). I would love to use the scholarship to attend events (since I’m not a student at that university) as well as for local PR councils. Thank you!

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  3. If I was to win the $200 PR scholarship, the money would directly go towards my funding for PRSSA National Assembly next semester! I’m looking forward to learning more about leadership and the national committee at PRSSA National Assembly in Seattle!

    Twitter = @laurenkgray
    Western Carolina University

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  4. I’m studying abroad in Rome, Italy, next semester. While I firmly believe travel and cultural immersion is invaluable, the scholarship will certainly alleviate the financial strains it entails. The scholarship can go toward the mandatory loans that fund my education, a pre-paid phone for staying connected abroad, textbooks for Italian-tailored courses, fees for on-site excursions or, of course, some of Italy’s signature gelato (YUM).

    Thanks for this opportunity and happy holidays!

    School: University of Maryland
    Twitter: @KirstieJiongco

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  5. I would use this scholarship to assist in covering costs to travel to the 2011 PRSSA National Assembly in Seattle! It will be my first trip to the west coast and I’m applying for National Committee — it’s a very exciting trip!

    The scholarship could also be used for my travel to Rome, Italy during spring break as part of the International Tourism Communication class I’m taking next semester.

    Twitter @AmyL_Bishop
    Indiana University

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  6. I just finished studying abroad in London, and it was the best experience of my life. Working abroad is definitely something I will never forget. However, my finances are officially drained, and this $200 PR scholarship would definitely help me by buying at least 2 of my books for next semester. Being a dual entrepreneurship/public relations is extremely expensive, causing my textbooks to cost at least $700+ each semester. Every little bit helps!
    Thank you so much SWAGG & PRStudChat for this amazing opportunity.

    School: Syracuse University
    Twitter: @mxwong90

    PS – PRStudChat was amazing last night. Can’t wait for January’s!

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  7. Every passionate and ambitious PR student will spend the money effectively 🙂 $200 can help me support my communications blog http://higher-and-higher.com/, attend different professional seminars, pay for media subscriptions for 2011 and buy books as well.

    Big thanks to #PRStudChat and SWAGG for the initiative.

    Best wishes,
    Petya Georgieva
    @pgeorgieva

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  8. I would donate the SWAGG money to my school’s PRSSA chapter. As president, I am constantly seeking ways to fund raise for the chapter. My school does not help us financially. We use donated money to attend PRSSA national conferences, host workshops and purchase materials for our new student-run firm.

    Thanks, and see you in 2011!

    School: University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
    Twitter: @NeliTokleh

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  9. Hi Valerie & Deirdre–

    As a soon-to-graduate (May 2011) of Florida State University’s College of Communication, student loans are less than a year away for me to begin paying off (EEK!). While some scholarships, grants, and full-time work throughout college have helped keep me afloat, the $200 SWAGG scholarship would definitely go toward back-paying my education! Also, my professional organization is taking a trip to Chicago, IL in March to visit some PR and advertising firms as prospective employers, so it could help pay for that too.

    Thanks for continuing to provide opportunities like this to students–and for starting #PRStudChat, it’s been such a resource to so many!

    Best of luck to all and Happy Holidays!

    -Christina

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