The James H. Bradley PRSSA Grant

Named in honor of the Yankee Chapter’s “founding father” James (Jim) H. Bradley, who passed away in 2010, the James H. Bradley PRSSA Grant supports active Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters associated with the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (Yankee PRSA).

Let the Yankee Chapter help support key PRSSA activities!

The Yankee Chapter offers grant funds of up to $1,000 annually to chapters seeking financial support aimed at creating professional development opportunities and strengthening the chapter’s goals and initiatives.


Grant requests may only be submitted by active Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapters supported by the Yankee Chapter in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Grant requests may vary but be for Grants may be requested to cover expenses for items that include, but are not limited to:

  • Travel expenses for the PRSSA national conference
  • Financial support for a professional development event
  • Financial support for a chapter event/fundraiser


Awarding grant funds
All eligible PRSSA chapters will be notified of the grant availability annually. Please note: Grant requests may be only partially funded, based on availability and request, at the discretion of the Yankee Chapter board of directors. Please allow up to 6 weeks to process the grant request.

Use of grant funds

Grant funds awarded must be used for the purpose specifically stated in the award application. Any funds unused must be returned to the Yankee Chapter to be placed back in the grant pool. The PRSSA chapter that received the grant funds must notify the Yankee Chapter of the amount of any funds not used within 30 days of the occurrence in which funds were to be applied. The PRSSA chapter will receive direction as to how to return funds once that notification has been received.


To apply

An official Grant Application form (at bottom of page) must be completed by the PRSSA chapter as directed, signed by the chapter president, and then signed by a faculty member or PRSSA adviser prior to submission.

The application materials:

  • Should not contain any information or documents other than those specified
  • Should be carefully reviewed for typos, spelling, and grammar. Applications with excessive errors will be automatically disqualified

Requests will be considered using the following criteria:

  • Proposed use of funds
  • Active status of PRSSA chapter
  • Confirmation of PRSSA adviser


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