Grady student awarded scholarship from the Black Public Relations Society

Jasmine Johnson, a junior public relations major at Grady College, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Atlanta Chapter of the Black Public Relations Society.  The recognition is the Don A. Perry Memorial/ Chick-fil-A Public Relations Scholarship presented by BPRS.  Perry, a Grady College alumnus who graduated in 1974, was the vice president of corporate public relations at Chick-fil-A at the time of his death in 2012.

Johnson is the chair of the Diversity Committee for the UGA PRSSA chapter and serves on the PRSSA National Conference Host team. She is also a member of BPRS in Atlanta.  Johnson spent last summer working as an intern at Turner Network Sales, and is currently working with special events for the UGA Football Recruiting Office.

As part of the application for the scholarship, all students were asked to write a short essay answering one of five questions.  Johnson addressed the question of her education and how it has prepared her for the future workforce.  She focused on her internship at Turner.

“For a young person graduating with this type of degree, there is nothing like on-the-job experience to truly make your education a unique experience that will place you in an advantageous position upon graduation,” Johnson said in her winning essay.

The Don A. Perry Memorial/Chick-fil-A Public Relations Scholarship presented by BPRS was created in 2013 to encourage and increase the number of minorities represented in the field of public relations. This $5,000 scholarship is for one student attending an accredited institution in Georgia and who has the goal of becoming a positive influencer within the public relations arena.

Date: December 15, 2014
Author:  Sarah Freeman,
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