The Plank Center recognizes the top student research papers at academic conferences and supports scholarships for public relations students.
The Betsy Plank Scholarship was created in 2001. Three scholarships are given annually to promote student leadership who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America.
The Ron Culp Scholarship was created in 2011. This unique $1,000 scholarship is designed to honor a student entering his or her senior year at a four-year accredited institution for their mentoring of others and their promotion of public relations as a career choice. This scholarship is made possible by the PRSA Foundation.
The John W. Felton Public Relations Endowed Scholarship fund was created in 2001 through a gift from Betsy Plank. Through the fund, two scholarships are given annually to promote the education of students pursuing degrees in public relations at The University of Alabama.
Top Student Paper Awards