Horace & Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship

$4,500Award Amount
1Number of Awards
5/31/2023Submission Deadline

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In honor of Horace and Susie Revels Cayton, the Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship was created in 1992. The Caytons were editors of The Seattle Republican, a popular political publication around the turn of the twentieth century.

The Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship is awarded by PRSA Puget Sound on an annual basis. Each scholarship is worth up to $4,500 and is awarded to deserving college students who want to pursue a career in public relations. They must be in their sophomore or junior year.

Each year, the chapter attempts to honor a Washington underrepresented student who displays academic achievement, a passion to practice public relations, and financial need. The scholarship is administered by the Public Relations Society of America.

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Public Relations

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United States

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Horace & Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

May 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on May 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Sophomore – College Junior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: Washington
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Horace & Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship


Demonstrate interest and aptitude in public relations

To be selected, an applicant must show a strong interest in public relations through courses studied as well as engagement in extracurricular activities and/or internships. Highlight your passion and involvement thoroughly in your application.


Cultivate good academia and academic achievements

Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript, which includes all post-high school courses, grades, and GPA. For consideration, a 3.0 GPA is recommended. This must also be presented in your application. Provide awards, certificates, or honors if applicable.


Indicate financial need

When assessing eligibility for this scholarship, the applicant's financial need is taken into consideration. Be truthful about your financial information, including household income, financial obligations, and struggles if applicable.


Demonstrate your community service involvement

Years of volunteer work or other forms of community service are important components of winning applications. To qualify for this scholarship, it is good to show genuine involvement and volunteer work within your community, especially those that showcase your leadership roles.

How the Horace & Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship is Judged

The Horace & Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of academic performance, career goals, leadership in school, and their community and financial need.

Why We Love the Horace & Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship


You join a robust alumni

The Public Relations Society of America has several opportunities for members who practice public relations and students that get the chance to win scholarships with them.


Supports minorities

It is intended for members of minorities, allowing them access to higher education and equal chances in society and career growth.


You qualify for internship and fellowship opportunities

Winners of the scholarship get a unique chance for an internship with PRSA, opening up doors for further career opportunities.

5 Facts About Horace & Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship


Restricted to students in public relations

Applicants should only have an intent to study public relations.


The scholarship is limited and group specific

Applicants, who intend or who are eligible to apply, must identify as a student of color; Black, African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latinx American, Native American, or Pacific Islander.


Honors Horace and Susie Revels Cayton

Established in 1992, the scholarship commemorates the work of Horace and Susie Revels Cayton


The scholarship is nonrenewable

Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship is a one-year scholarship and is not renewable for subsequent years of studies.


Sponsored by Public Relations Society of America

PRSA Puget Sound annually accepts applications for Horace and Susie Revels Cayton Scholarship with a mandate to foster a career in public relations at college level.

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