Marketing Scholarships

Business is both one of the most popular and most versatile majors a college student can select but with a concentration in marketing, the job possibilities after graduation expand exponentially as marketing can be applied to relatively any field.

Though part of marketing is selling a product, there’s much more to it than that. College classes in advertising, communications, accounting and sometimes even art help marketing majors understand the importance of researching customer wants and needs, developing strategies, planning and setting prices based on economic conditions and creating campaigns that will yield desired results. Marketing grads can also go on to earn MBAs or work for public relations firms, non-profit agencies and the government. All that’s needed is creativity, drive and – oh yeah – enough money to pay for school.

Given the popularity of marketing as a major choice, there are plenty of financial aid options available to offset the cost of tuition and other college living expenses. Bowling Green has several university-based marketing scholarships and Ferris State awards a marketing scholarship specifically for students on the e-commerce track. As for professional organizations, the American Marketing Association Foundation touts its Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships geared toward minority students and the Phi Sigma Epsilon National Education Foundation offers various memorial and corporate scholarships. Scholarships.com lists myriad scholarships by major and marketing scholarships are no exception. View a few below or conduct a free scholarship search to find more you qualify for.

Andy and Julie Plata Honorary Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • In order to be eligible for the Andy and Julie Plata Honorary Scholarship, students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the upcoming fall semester. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • AWM Austin is proud to award scholarships to college juniors and seniors studying media (or related field) at an Austin or San Marcos area university.

    Eligibility:
    -Complete 75+ hours of college course work by December
    -Must not graduate before December
    -Minimum 3.25 GPA
    -Enrolled as a full-time student (carrying a minimum of 12 hours per semester) at an Austin or San Marcos area [...] More

Carl Gerhardt Scholarship Program by Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • the Carl Gerhardt Scholarship is sponsored by Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail and administered by EDSF. In order to be eligible to apply, students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; possess a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the fall semester. Students must also attend [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for African-American or black students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. Students must be currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a [...] More

Chairmans College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship is available to students entering their junior year of college, actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an academic field related to promotional products and expressing an intent to enter the promotional products industry after graduation. The scholarship is renewable for the senior year of college, provided that the student meets the minimum GPA requirement and current [...] More

CME Beef Industry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Sponsored by CME Group & the National Cattlemen's Foundation, ten (10) scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the beef industry. Fields of study may include education, communications, production, research or any other area involved with the beef industry. The purpose of this program is to identify and encourage talented and thoughtful students [...] More

Colorado Restaurant Association Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Colorado Restaurant Association Education Fund awards scholarships to qualified students in foodservice/hospitality management programs. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in hospitality/foodservice evidenced by work experience in the industry.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a part-time or full-time student enrolled in an accredited foodservice-related program (this includes [...] More

Don F. Lowe Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To apply for the Don F. Lowe scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships." You will be placed in the application pool for the Franchise Services, Inc. Don Lowe Honorary Scholarship as well as the other industry scholarships administered by EDSF. Students must attend California Polytechnic State University and be pursuing a degree in [...] More

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program for Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The ESA Foundation scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students. Women and minority students are eligible to apply, so long as they are U.S. citizens and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. Students [...] More

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. To be eligible, students must attend California Polytechnic State University and be pursuing a degree in graphic communication. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2019
  • Amount: $16,000
  • The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to Hawaii residents pursuing degrees in Business Administration, or other business-related fields, at any accredited four-year college or university.

    Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of $4,000 annually. Assuming eligibility is maintained, a total of $16,000 will be awarded over four [...] More

GFWC of Massachusetts Memorial Education Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility:
    Woman maintaining legal residence in Massachusetts for a minimum of 5 years. Applicant must submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing professional goals and financial needs. Must also provide reference letter from a college department chair or recent employer and have a personal interview (if selected as a finalist).

    Finalists will be notified of the date and time of [...] More

Helen Brett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The purpose of the Helen Brett Scholarship is to assist individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support. Scholarships are awarded [...] More

IFA Foundation Scholarship - Marriott Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and the Marriott Foundation have collaborated to sponsor this scholarship award. A competitive one-time award will be presented annually. Additionally, the individual selected will be invited to the International Franchise Association's (IFA) Annual Convention and will receive a travel stipend (up to $1,500) to attend. To be eligible for this [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship

  • Application Deadline: 1/27/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards the Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

    Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Established by the Alabama Power Foundation for deserving students enrolled in the College of Commerce and Business Administration. The JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship is open to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Applicant must major in business related area.

    Applicant must be a full-time student demonstrating academic achievement enrolled in the [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid summer internship at the company's New York City headquarters. An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, [...] More

Lynda Baboyian Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • In order to be eligible for the Lynda Baboyian Memorial Scholarship, students must have an interest in a career within the document management and graphic communication industry; possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university as of the upcoming fall semester.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Marketing EDGE Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Marketing EDGE awards scholarships on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying marketing and are committed to pursuing a career in the field. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated interest in the industry.

    All students applying for a Marketing EDGE scholarship award must:
    -Reside in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or [...] More

NDS Student Recognition Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward graduating university or four-year college seniors who are planning a career related to the dairy industry or production agriculture and who have demonstrated leadership skills, activities, academic ability and interest in the dairy industry. Each university can nominate up to two students for this award. Only two applicants per college or [...] More

NDS/DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in the marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include Dairy or Agricultural Marketing, Dairy Product Development, Dairy Quality Control or Testing, Dairy Foods or Nutrition, and Food Product Science. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Music, sculpture, [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications.

    Eligibility:
    -High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, and will graduate this spring
    -College [...] More

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Scholarship Foundation's purpose is to provide scholarships to qualified and interested students who want to prepare for careers in this growing, dynamic industry. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation was organized in 1956 by concerned industry leaders as a nonprofit, private, industry-directed corporation to develop and dispense scholarship and fellow assistance to talented young [...] More

Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Scholarship Program (PRPLI) is open to full-time college juniors, seniors and post-graduate students at four-year colleges/universities, and full-time sophomores attending community colleges whose career objective is to work in the area of public relations, communications and/or marketing. Applicant's permanent residence must be on Long Island [...] More

Ray Greenly Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2019
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Ray Greenly Scholarship is open to sophomore, junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students enrolled full-time at any accredited U.S. college or university (regardless of NRF member status). Applicants do not have to be in a retail program or major to apply but should demonstrate how their chosen major or graduate program is relevant to digital retail. For more information or to [...] More

Sandy Schenker Capell Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Sandy Schenker Capell scholarship was created to honor Sandy and her commitment to mentoring and developing young talent. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Houston area high school senior interested in a career in media. The ideal candidate will represent the qualities that Sandy exuded in her daily life. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2018
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Assistance is available for career paths in the automotive industry in accounting, engineering, race car driver/crew, administration
    information technology, sales/marketing, [...] More

SILA Post Secondary College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The SILA Foundation awards ten (10) $2,500 scholarships for use at an accredited post-secondary college or university. Students must be enrolled in one of the following disciplines: insurance studies, finance or accounting, business administration, marketing, or education. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school or be employed [...] More

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2019
  • Amount: $1,600
  • South Dakota Retailer Association's (SDRA) Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students studying for a career in retailing. To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a retail-related course of study at a technical school, college or university, or other trade schools in the fall of the application year. Students must meet one of [...] More

The AAF-Greater Evansville Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The AAF-Greater Evansville awards scholarships to deserving high school and/or college students yearly in April. Over the past 40 years, AAF-Greater Evansville has distributed over $153,000 in scholarship awards. To be eligible, students must plan to pursue a career in advertising, marketing, public relations or graphic design. The application deadline varies yearly, but is typically in early [...] More

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the under-representation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, [...] More

The George Snow Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The George Snow Scholarship Fund offers need-based scholarships to high school seniors attending:
    -All Palm Beach County High Schools
    -Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Northern Broward County
    -All Homeschooled students who will be attending a high school in Palm Beach County or Blanche Ely and Pompano Beach High Schools in Northern Broward County
    -Women in Miami/Dade County, [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $3,250
  • The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships are available to minority students who are full-time students at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Additionally, applicants must be majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations, and must have a minimum of two [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York or San Francisco where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship and donor recognition reception. Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group, studying a field of study [...] More

The Yellow Pages United Mark Smith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/18/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Create an info-graphic for a chance to be awarded a scholarship toward your college tuition. From the Internet to LED billboards, marketing isn't what it used to be. Submit an original info-graphic that shows how marketing has changed from your parents' generation to yours. Humor, originality and creativity are encouraged!

    Criteria for eligibility :
    -Major in marketing, graphic design, or [...] More

TLMI Four-Year College Degree Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship is for qualified full-time college students, entering their third or fourth year of study, who are pursuing a degree to prepare for a career in the tag and label manufacturing industry.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a sophomore or junior attending an accredited American college/university on a full-time basis during their junior or senior year
    -Demonstrate interest in entering the tag [...] More

TLMI Two-Year Degree Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This scholarship program is for students enrolled in a flexographic printing program at a two-year college or degree-granting technical school. This grant is targeted at students seeking a career in the flexographic industry. Your school advisor must review your application and submit it to TLMI Headquarters.

    Eligibility:
    -Demonstrate interest in entering the tag and label industry
    -Exhibit [...] More

WGA Mary Macey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to assist the National Grocers Association (NGA) in its pursuit to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs. We offer academic scholarships worth $1,500 each to students who intend to pursue a career in the independent sector of the grocery industry. Applicants must be independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, [...] More

Youth in Print Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This scholarship is sponsored by NAPCO Media/Printing Impressions and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships". You will be placed in the application pool for this scholarship as well as the other industry scholarships administered by EDSF. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

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An accomplished student and athlete at George Mason University was not accepted to any sororities at the university. Her sister Lillie believes this is because she has Down syndrome. "Accepting a woman with a disability to a chapter isn't an act of charity, it brings diversity and promotes inclusion," Lillie Heigl wrote in her letter to the head of the university's Greek life. [...]

Middle Class Students Now Qualify for Full Scholarships at Rice University

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by Susan Dutca

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Some middle-class families may qualify for free tuition scholarships or grants to attend Rice University under a brand-new financial aid plan. The new initiative, called The Rice Investment, will provide full-tuition scholarships to families with incomes up to $130,000 and tuition cuts for families with incomes up to $200,000. [...]

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by Susan Dutca

Nike gear will not be worn by athletes at The College of the Ozarks following the company's latest ads featuring Colin Kaepernick, claiming it would "choose its country over company." According to the college president, "in their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America." [...]

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