According to the scholarships’ webpage, “Betsy Plank, APR, Fellow PRSA, was the PRSA President in 1973, the first woman to lead the Society, and chair of the U.S. Section of International Public Relations Association (1980–1981). She was the first person to receive three of PRSA’s top honors for professionals — the Gold Anvil in 1977 as the outstanding U.S. Professional, the Paul Lund Award in 1989 for her exemplary civic and community work, and the first Jackson Award in 2001 for distinguished service to the Society” (source).
Betsy Plank/PRSSA scholarships “will be payable to the recipient’s university for the recipient’s use, and can only be used to fund educational pursuits.” The first honor receives $5,000, second honor receives $1,500, and third honor receives $1,000 (source). The deadline is May 27.