Emily Telford, a junior public relations major, was recently awarded the $2,500 Bridgestone Americas Public Affairs Scholarship, an annual award given by the Nashville-based company to a student who demonstrates academic excellence, campus service and professionalism.
Telford, who also is earning a double minor in journalism and philosophy, has maintained a 3.77 grade point average while being an active campus leader. She is the president of Belmont’s PRSSA Chapter and the former secretary and current volunteer for Bruin Recruiters, the student recruitment team at Belmont University. In addition to her campus service, she has had internships at Schmidt Relations, PassAlong Networks and National Renal Alliance.
“I am honored to receive the scholarship,” Telford said. “I am very passionate about working in the PR field, and I am so proud of the growth of our program at Belmont. Succeeding in my PR classes and developing our student organization, PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), has been the most gratifying part of my college education, and to be rewarded with a scholarship is beyond reimbursement for all my hard work.”