Kimberly Koop Receives 2021 APR Scholarship

The National School Public Relations Association is pleased to announce Kimberly Koop, Director of Information Services in El Dorado (Kans.) Public Schools USD 490 received the 2021 APR Scholarship.  She was chosen out of a competitive pool of over 40 applications. This scholarship for NSPRA members was available for  those pursuing their Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). It was made possible thanks to sponsor Finalsite. 

Kimberly Koop

"I would like to pursue my APR because I feel it is the next step in bettering myself as a public relations professional by examining my work more thoroughly and getting peer feedback on where I may need to shore up my own practices," said Koop on why she was applying for the scholarship. "Once I've committed to something, I see it through to the end. Once I know whether I will be able to afford to pursue my APR, I would set up a timeline and be sure to mark the milestone task deadlines in my calendar in order to make sure I'm keeping a pace that would allow me to complete it within the 12 months."

The APR Scholarship is valued at up to $1,000.

Koop will receive:

APR, or universal accreditation, is a voluntary certification program for public relations professionals, recognized and supported by participating organizations. The program seeks to improve the practice of public relations. Learn more about accreditation as an NSPRA member.

About the Scholarship Sponsor

Finalsite provides website designs, marketing and communications software, mobile apps, website content management tools and secure hosting. It offers scalable solutions to meet every district’s unique needs, 24-7 support, in-house accessibility specialists and tactical website deployments. Headquartered in Glastonbury, Conneticut, Finalsite serves more than 5,000 districts and schools in 75 countries. Learn more about the company's services for school districts.


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