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).

Grant funds of up to $1,000 ($500 per chapter) are available 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 PRSA chapter in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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

Grant requests may vary but be no more than $500 per chapter. Each PRSSA chapter may submit
only one grant request per calendar year. 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 of 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 PRSA 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, for any reason, must be returned to the Yankee Chapter PRSA to be placed back in
the grant pool. The PRSSA chapter that received the grant funds must notify the Yankee Chapter
PRSA 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 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

Questions: Send questions or comments to

James H. Bradley Memorial PRSSA Grant Proposal

  • We certify that the information provided in the proposal submitted by this chapter is accurate to the best of our knowledge.