Sharon Little, APR Legacy Fund Scholarship Award

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Sharon Little

In honour of our colleague and friend Sharon Little, who passed away November 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, CPRS Hamilton is pleased to announce the re-naming of the Legacy Fund Scholarship Award to the “Sharon Little, APR Legacy Fund Scholarship Award”.

Sharon was a member of CPRS since 2009 and was a 15-year employee at Halton Region where she was the Manager of Communications. Sharon served as Treasurer of the Hamilton chapter from 2010 to 2012 and as Vice-President from 2012 to 2013. Her insight, calm demeanour, wit, professionalism and positive approach to life and work made Sharon a valued member of the society and the communications community.

It is our pleasure and duty to re-name this award in Sharon’s honour so that her legacy may still live on in CPRS Hamilton.

Call for Applications

A call for applications for the Sharon Little, APR Legacy Fund Scholarship Award will begin in early 2018. If you have completed a graduate level program between September 2016-December 2017 with a minimum overall standing of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (i.e., at the Master’s, Ph.D. or MBA-level in public relations or communications) and are a member in good standing of CPRS Hamilton for at least two years (at the time the award is presented), you may be eligible to receive a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000.

The objective of the award is to promote the importance of continuous learning and professionalism in the field of public relations. Selection will be based on the submission that best meets the objective and criteria mentioned, including the highest marks among applicants. The Sharon Little, APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award, which is administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation, is a permanent endowment fund established by CPRS Hamilton. This award was funded through the exceptional efforts of a committed group of members, led by Kimberlee Lambe, APR, that hosted a CPRS National conference in Niagara Falls.

Recipient of the 2016 Sharon Little, APR Legacy Fund Scholar Award

Dustin Manley
School: Royal Roads University
Program: Master of Arts in Professional Communication