Torchia Scholarship


The Scholarship is awarded annually to the student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of bilingualism in the Canadian communications and public relations profession. It is inspired by the career of Armand Torchia, who co-founded The Houston Group with Stan Houston in the early 1970s and subsequently Torchia Communications with his son Jean-Claude, in 2000.

The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has chosen to study public relations/communications in one of Canada's two official languages that is not his/her first language or mother tongue. The student will be entering his/her second year of undergraduate study in public relations/communications at a Canadian university or college, in either a degree program or a multi-year diploma or certificate program that meets recognized standards of education. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 and is for one year only.

The deadline for submissions is April 30th of each year. The recipient will be advised by September 15th of the corresponding year.

Torchia Scholarship Application