By TOM BRYSON
Following the landmark agreement earlier this year to partner with Texas Christian University’s Certified Public Communicator program, 3CMA is announcing the creation of a scholarship designed to assist members in furthering their professional education through the graduate level instruction offered in the CPC program.
The CPC program offers the only certificate in the country designed specifically and exclusively for public sector communicators. Now in its fifth year, the CPC program has graduated more than 100 students from its graduate level curriculum. Each leaving Fort Worth with a tangible deliverable – a three-year communications plan designed for their specific organizations. Students come from across the country. New cohorts begin the two-year program each summer at TCU, while the existing cohort completes their plan and graduates.
3CMA will award one scholarship per year, based on the financial status of the organization, to a 3CMA member selected by the Executive Committee, based on nominations received. The award will be a 50/50 match with the recipient, or their agency, responsible for the first half ($1,925) paid to the program. 3CMA will then make the second payment directly to the program on behalf of the recipient.