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Henry Bollinger Scholarship Established at UCLA Extension

March 2, 2019 | By

UCLA.Extension.LogoThe Henri Bollinger Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by the Pansky Family in honor of the legendary publicist, beloved and respected UCLA Extension instructor Henri Bollinger. This Scholarship provides funds to individuals with a passion for public relations to study a certificate in Strategic Branding and Public Relations at UCLA Extension.

Keeping to Bollinger’s major role in establishing high standards for publicity and public relations professionals in the entertainment industry in mind, the scholarship is intended to help mid-career professionals get an edge in a competitive industry.

Henri mentored many successful entertainment industry professionals and invited them to participate in his UCLA Extension courses. Past course guest speakers have included Scott Pansky, Co-Founder of Allison+Partners and past President of the Entertainment Publicist Professional Society — founded by Bollinger; Steve Elzer, Elzer & Associates; Tim Menke, ICG Publicist Awards Chair; Hanna Bolte, Bolte Media; Rick Markovitz, Director, PRSA-LA; Howard Bragman, Vice Chairman, Reputation.com; Richard Verrier, LA Times Business reporter; and many others.

(L) Tim Menke, Publicists Awards Co-Chair, and (R) Henri Bollinger, Publicists Awards Chair, at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards

(L) Tim Menke, Publicists Awards Co-Chair, and (R) Henri Bollinger, Publicists Awards Chair, at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards

Bollinger’s notable credits include positions as five-term President of the Publicists Guild of America; founder and past President of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society; member of the Communications Committee of the Hollywood Entertainment Museum; member of the Public Relations Committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and editorial board member of its EMMY magazine.

The application for the Henri Bollinger Memorial Scholarship at UCLA Extension will be available for Fall 2019. The curriculum covers branding and marketing, advertising, corporate relations, media and community relations, crisis communications, digital strategies and events. For more information please visit: www.uclaextension.edu/financial-aid-scholarships-discounts/scholarships

To make a donation in honor of Henri, visit www.giving.ucla.edu/Bollinger or contact Olivia Lam, Director of Development, (310) 206-5255 or olam@uclaextension.edu.

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