Neumeier Family Leadership Award

Extended Deadline: May 26, 2017

Award: $1,000

The scholarship check will be payable to the winner’s university for use on his or her behalf, and can only be used to directly fund the winner’s educational pursuits.

This scholarship is made possible by the PRSA Foundation.


To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university in Georgia or Florida
  • Current PRSSA member who has demonstrated an outstanding record of effective leadership in the Public Relations Student Society of America (at the chapter, regional or national level) and/or other campus or community organizations


The PRSA Foundation is proud to present the new electronic scholarship application process. Using the electronic application process, you only need to fill out ONE universal application. If a particular scholarship calls for more details or a writing sample, you simply attach the requested information to the specific application.

To apply for this award, submit the following materials:

  • A completed application form.
  • A recommendation letter of no more than two pages from a faculty member, PRSSA Adviser or community leader attesting to the application’s leadership qualities.
  • A one page résumé.

Make sure all materials are error free and thoroughly proofread. All application materials must be posted to the electronic application portal by May 26, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Judging Criteria

Applications will be judged using the following criteria.

  • Demonstrated leadership with measurable results in PRSSA, the campus and/or community
  • Writing skills as demonstrated throughout the application
  • Faculty member, PRSSA adviser or community leader letter of recommendation

The recipient will be chosen by a committee from the Counselors Academy PRSA and announced at the PRSSA National Conference.

About the Neumeier Family

The Neumeier Family Leadership Award was established in 2011 by Kelly and Mike Neumeier, APR. Mike is a PRSA member, Counselors Academy executive committee member and past president of the Georgia Chapter of PRSA. He is a founding principal of the Arketi Group, a high-tech business-to-business public relations and digital marketing firm in Atlanta. Mike is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in public relations. Kelly is a marketing executive with Medical Management Professionals, is a constant supporter of PRSA and is a graduate of the University of Dayton.

Past Winners

  • 2016 Grace Rogers, Drake University
  • 2015 Joshua Ferrari, University of Florida
  • 2014 Alyssa Stafford, University of Georgia
  • 2013 Jaemin Hwang, Georgia State University
  • 2012 Amanda Brodzik, Georgia College & State University