Ev Clay Endowment Scholarship Fund


Established by the Public Relations Society of America's Miami Chapter in 1985 in memory of Miami public relations pioneer Everett A. Clay, the Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Chapter Endowment Fund awards scholarships to outstanding students of public relations to support excellence in the profession.

​In 1940, Ev Clay founded what is today Florida’s oldest public relations firm. EvClay Public Relations, now led by daughter Dana Clay, APR. Ev Clay believed strongly in the principles of PRSA and incorporated them fully into his professional life. He was a founding member of PRSA Miami Chapter, established in 1955, and received the chapter’s first lifetime achievement award. In 2000, the fund was recognized as a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation. 

​Since 1985, PRSA Miami Chapter has honored Ev Clay’s memory by awarding more than $300,000 to 172 students studying public relations at South Florida colleges and universities. Today, the chapter endowment exceeds $400,000, making it the largest PRSA chapter-operated scholarship fund in the nation.

Scholarships are funded by corporate and individual donations. Join us in helping prepare the public relations professionals of tomorrow!

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Student Application Instructions: 
Applications for the Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Endowment Scholarship Fund take place each Spring. PRSSA Students are selected by an appointed awards committee made up of Chapter board members and committee members. Students selected are informed via email or phone in August of that year. All scholarship winners are recognized at the PRSA Miami yearly Endowment Luncheon, which takes place in the Fall. For more information contact [email protected] or your PRSSA advisor. 

1. Confirm your eligibility: if you attend FIU, FMU or UM, you MUST be a PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) member to apply. If you are not currently a member, talk to your faculty adviser about expediting your PRSSA membership application.

2. Complete and submit online application, including 500-1,000 word essay on topic or question selected for that application year. 

3. After submitting the online application, email your resume to [email protected] with the subject line: "RESUME FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - (YOUR NAME)"