Sally Heet Memorial Scholarship

Website: Public Relations Society of America


A $3,000 tuition award for an outstanding student pursuing a public relations career.
Scholarship applications are due June 30, 2021.

The Sally Heet Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 in memory of a former member and good friend of Puget Sound PRSA. Sally Heet was a longtime Seattle-area practitioner and graduate of the University of Washington School of Communications. At the time of her death on April 16, 1986, she was working in Washington, D.C., as press secretary to U.S. Sen. Dan Evans. Heet was one of the most influential press secretaries on Capitol Hill, self-possessed, confident, professional. She was the victim of a senseless act of violence at her residence in D.C. This annual award is presented to an outstanding public relations student from a college or university in Washington state.

  • Interest and aptitude in public relations demonstrated by courses taken, activities and/or internships
  • Full-time Washington state sophomore or junior in the past academic year pursuing a career in public relations who will be a full-time junior or senior during the coming year at a Washington state college or university
  • Academic achievement
Student Type
  • sophomore
  • junior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

Applicants must include a certified college transcript with the application. Please allow time (1-2 weeks) for your college or university to process transcript requests. Scholarship funds will be paid to the appropriate university department and credited to the recipient. See attached application form for more information.

The Sally Heet Memorial Scholarship can be downloaded at:

Contact Information

For more information, contact the PRSA Puget Sound Office:
206-623-8632, or