Two annual scholarships are awarded for UWF FPRA student members. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide tuition assistance to students who are pursuing a bachelor or arts degree in public relations at the University of West Florida. The scholarships are awarded on behalf of former FPRA leaders, Horace W. "Pete" Olcott and Colonel John W. Dillin.
Horace W. "Pete" Olcott
Horace W. "Pete" Olcott, Manager of Public Relations at gulf Power, founded the Miracle Strip Chapter (now known as the Pensacola Chapter) of FPRA in 1957. It is to his memory and in grateful appreciation for his dedication to and love for the public relations profession that this scholarship is dedicated in the amount of $500.
Colonel John W. Dillin
Colonel John Dillin was the founding father of the Florida Public Relations Association (formerly the Florida Association of Publicity Relations Directors). Because of his dedication to the field of public relations and his vision to establish a statewide organization, the Colonel John W. Dillin scholarship was established in the amount of $250.
Applicants are selected by the Pensacola Chapter board of directors based on qualifications.
For additional scholarship information, visit the Pensacola Chapter's website.