CPRS Vancouver Island
CPRS Vancouver Island

Denis Racine Student Bursary

The annual bursary is available to CPRS-VI student members who live on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, are registered in a communications-based post-secondary educational program, and have completed three or more courses.

In 2017, the bursary amount was increased to $1,000.

At least one bursary is awarded each year. The successful recipient will be expected to write a thank you note to Denis Racine’s family as well as be invited to write a CPRS-VI blog post for future promotional purposes. 

Denis Racine was a prominent figure in Victoria's public relations community and a strong mentor for youth. He was president of both CPRS-VI and CPRS National as well as Tournament Director for the Times Colonist Open and an advisor for the University of Victoria.

Past recipients are:

2017-18 Chelsea Rutherford
2016-17 Nicki Reich
Melanie Kilpatrick
2015-16 Tania Jacobs
2014-15 Herkamal Brar
Jennifer Beaupre
2013-14 Tedi Vermeulen
2012-13 Evan Quinn
Brennan MacDonald
2011-12 Lyndi Shaw
Christina Southern
2010-11 Michelle May
2009-10 Lindsay Nicole McPherson

CPRS-VI members are also eligible for the CPRS Torchia Scholarship in Public Relations/Communications and CPRS/CNW Student Award of Excellence 

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