School of Communication seniors Monica Zgurova and Morgan Chicchelly have been awarded $1,750 scholarships by the Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Chapter Endowment Fund.
The scholarships were established in 1985 in memory of Miami public relations pioneer Everett A. Clay. The fund supports excellence in the PR profession by awarding scholarships to outstanding students of public relations.
Chicchelly and Zgurova were commended for their remarkable foresight in their education and career goals.
Chicchelly, majoring in public relations and international studies, plans to use the scholarship towards a car for transportation to her internship with the City of Coral Gables, which she obtained through the Gables Fellow Program. After graduation, Chicchelly said, she hopes to get a strong start in the non-profit world through multiple internships utilizing her connections in the field.
Zgurova, a public relations major from Bulgaria, will use the scholarship to subsidize her expenses in the United States. After graduation, she plans to work as a professional event planner.
The students will be presented their scholarship checks at the chapter’s 26th annual scholarship luncheon on Friday at Jungle Island.
Since 1988, the Miami chapter has honored Ev Clay’s memory by awarding more than $162,000 to 116 students studying public relations at various South Florida colleges and universities.
Today, the chapter endowment exceeds $190,000, making it the largest scholarship fund in the nation operated by a PRSA chapter.