The Maine Public Relations Council (MPRC) is a statewide association of communication professionals who are dedicated to the continuing education of its members, a commitment to excellence and to creating greater awareness of the role of public relations in the world today.
MPRC’s membership includes individuals who have current professional PR, marketing, social media, public affairs, journalism, nonprofit development responsibility (or are retired PR and communications professionals) and reside in or have business affairs in Maine; students pursuing communications careers or professionals interested in PR, but working in another field may also apply for membership.
Code of Ethics
Members of the Maine Public Relations Council adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Internationally recognized, the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) integrates timeless communications principles with contemporary strategies and tactics. The process of earning your APR takes your knowledge to the next level by exposing you to a wide range of scenarios and best-practice research, planning, implementation and evaluation actions. Interactive activities help you to assess your skills and identify strengths and opportunities for growth, as well as demonstrate your personal and professional commitment to excellence.
Arthur J. Marcoux Outstanding Community Service Scholarship
Each year the MPRC awards a minimum of one, $1,000 scholarship, and a maximum of three, $1,000 scholarships, to students attending an accredited Maine college or university.
The first $1,000 scholarship is the Arthur J. Marcoux Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service. This scholarship was established to honor the late Arthur J. Marcoux, a longtime member of the MPRC community.
Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship
When awarded, the other two $1000 Maine Public Relations Council Scholarships are for outstanding academic achievement.
Please note: a single application is sufficient for all three awards.