Student Scholarship Opportunities

PRIMA awards Annual Conference Scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the field of public risk management. Award recipients will receive complimentary conference registration, meals, hotel accommodations and transportation to the 2020 PRIMA Annual Conference. Recipients will also receive a complimentary one-year student membership to PRIMA.

Scholarship recipients are paired with a PRIMA member who is an experienced risk manager. The PRIMA member serves as a mentor who will help the students network and gain industry knowledge before, during and after PRIMA’s Annual Conference. 
Download a copy of our Brochure and Application Today! 
Student Scholarship Brochure
Student Scholarship Application

Application Requirements

Each application packet must include the following items: 
1. A completed application form (this page).
2. A brief essay demonstrating your passion for public risk management:
a. Your academic major of study
b. Your career goals (include your public risk management goals)
c. Your reasons for applying for the PRIMA Student Scholarship
* The essay must be typed, double spaced and no more than 250 words.
3. A resume or list that includes:
a. Any awards or recognition that you received
b. Community/extracurricular involvement, especially those demonstrating leadership
c. Work/volunteer history, especially those linked to risk management
4. One letter of recommendation written by an advisor, instructor, or professor and addressed to:

PRIMA Education and Training
Public Risk Management Association
700 S. Washington Street, Suite 218
Alexandria, VA 22314

5. A certification form from the enrollment/records office confirming your current status as a full-time student (a copy of your class schedule will also be accepted).
6. A copy of your transcript (unofficial copies are accepted).
Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
Students will be notified of their selection on or before March 25, 2020. 

Submit your application packet to
You may also mail your application packet to:
Public Risk Management Association
PRIMA Education and Training
700 S. Washington Street, Suite 218
Alexandria, VA 22314

For additional information, contact PRIMA's Education and Training team at

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