Frederick A. Chapman: Awarding Public Relations Students

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Scholarships are very helpful for students as they make their way through their higher education. Of course, everyone wants to avoid graduating with loads of debt! Students are grateful to receive assistance in any way. However, when scholarships are available for all different students, the competition can be tough. This being said, GVSU’s Public Relations students have a wonderful opportunity to apply for a scholarship that is specific to them.

The GVSU School of Communications and Advertising and Public Relations department are proud to announce The Frederick A. Chapman Memorial Public Relations Scholarship! This scholarship is in honor of former Grand Valley professor, Frederick Chapman, who taught at GVSU from 1991 to 2001.

The scholarship is for full time undergraduate juniors and seniors in the School of Communications with a declared major in Advertising and Public Relations. Applicants must have a Public Relations emphasis and also have an interest in community service. They must be accepted or currently enrolled at GVSU and have a GPA of at least 3.2. In the application, students are asked to describe their career goals in Public Relations as well as describe their commitment to community service. The award varies, is not renewable, and financial aid may be considered but is not required.

Students can log in and apply for the scholarship here. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018, so start your application as soon as possible!

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Before his ten years of teaching at GVSU, Chapman was involved in numerous different activities. He spent 36 years in corporate advertising and public relations. He was heavily involved in community service, in which he served numerous positions for various organizations. After his passing in 2013, his family members, colleagues, and alumni generously contributed to this scholarship fund in his honor. Without their help, this scholarship would not be possible for our students.

 

We’d love to keep this scholarship available for our students in the future! If you’d like to donate to the fund, please go to the APR website. You can donate under the Give Today box. Any size donation is appreciated.

Frederick Chapman’s contribution to GVSU’s Advertising and Public Relations Department is greatly appreciated. In addition to the scholarship, the lounge area that’s outside of the APR faculty offices in Lake Superior Hall has been named “Chapman Corner” in his honor where you can find a street sign with his name.

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For more information about Chapman’s life, please click here.