In 2016, marketers made 3.8% more than they did in 2015—an increase which follows a general hike in marketing budgets across the board last year. As job opportunities expand to meet demand for more marketers to fill positions in better-funded marketing departments, so too does the number of educational opportunities that are designed to help marketers reach their career goals. And as these educational opportunities expand, funding opportunities designed to help marketers meet their educational goals has also become increasingly important.
Scholarships can mean the difference between getting paid to earn an education and paying for it on down the line. They can mean the difference between feeling a sense of consumer confidence, or a sense of buyer’s regret. But best of all, they can mean a chance at debt free graduation.
Using the scholarship database, Unigo to help us curate scholarships that are tailor-made for marketers who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in marketing today, we’ve assembled a list of the 50 Best Scholarships for Marketers in 2017 so that we can help our learners come as close as possible to debt-free graduation. We’ve separated our list into 5 lists:
(1) Scholarships suited for learners pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing
(2) Scholarships suited for learners pursuing a master’s or MBA in marketing
(3) Scholarships suited for learners pursuing EITHER a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in marketing
(4) Scholarships suited for learners who are women, minorities, or people with disabilities who are pursuing a degree in marketing
(5) Scholarships that are different but relevant to students pursuing a degree in marketing.
All scholarships on these lists are prioritized according to the dates their applications are due by, with scholarship applications that are due sooner appearing before those that are due later.
If you have any questions regarding this list, our methodology, or organization more generally, please contact us.
Who is eligible: Resident of Knox County, TN who is graduating from public or private high school in Knox County, pursuing business-related degree, enrolled full-time at UT-Knoxville, have demonstrated financial need
Who is eligible: Permanent residents or university students in Kansas or Missouri, enrolled in or plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate course of study towards bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.30 or higher, ACT of 24 or higher, or SAT of 1680 or higher
Who is eligible: High school seniors, accepted for full-time enrollment at four-year accredited college or university, US citizen residing in Cook County, Illinois and neighboring counties, ACT of 29 or higher
Who is eligible: Residents from Osprey to Boca Raton, Florida, enrolled at a college or university, pursuing studies in a field of business administration, GPA of 2.50 or higher, have demonstrated financial need, US citizen
Who is eligible: High school seniors at Lincoln Northeast High School, plan to attend college in Nebraska, interest in business, participate in extracurricular activities, GPA of 2.50 or higher, have demonstrated financial need
Who is eligible: High school seniors at Lincoln High School, plan to attend college in Nebraska, interest in business, participate in extracurricular activities, 2.50 GPA or higher, have demonstrated financial need
Who is eligible: US citizens with high school diploma from 2014-2015 school year, current students at four-year accredited college or university, current students at two-year institution with intent to transfer to four-year college or university, pursuing degree in marketing, business administration, writing, design, or computer science, GPA of 3.0 or higher
Who is eligible: New Mexico residents, enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in New Mexico four-year nonprofit or public educational institution, pursuing degree in business with a marketing emphasis, journalism with an advertising emphasis, strategic communications, advertising and marketing, graphic design, fine art, photography, or illustration with focus on advertising or public relations, GPA of 3.0 or higher, have only one semester left to complete degree
Who is eligible: Legal US residents 18 years or older, currently enrolled in a masters business program by 08/31/2018; EducationDynamics employees, officers, directors, agents and their relatives are not eligible
Who is eligible: high school senior or college undergraduate pursuing four-year or advanced degree, pursuing career in marketing, marketing research, business, economics, or social sciences, US resident
Who is eligible: California college sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled at four-year colleges and universities, major in accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields, Asian heritage (at least 50%), GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need
Who is eligible: US women residing in Lake, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties of Florida, attending accredited Florida institution of higher learning, enrolled in course of study related to the construction industry, demonstrated financial need
Who is eligible: Women, US citizens, enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited university, pursuing degree in public relations, communication, media studies, marketing, or journalism, have desire to work in entertainment or sport industries, have demonstrated financial need
Who is eligible: US or Canadian citizens, part-time graduate students, have two years employment by one or more state or local governments, have employer and advisor recommendations, haven’t ever won GFOA scholarship
Who is eligible: US citizens who are both permanent residents and Missouri residents, undergraduate students enrolled full-time at participating Missouri schools, expected family contribution of $12,000 or less, filed FAFSA
Who is eligible: US and international undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors currently attending accredited four-year college or university, pursuing managerial careers in private club industry, and GPA of 2.5 or higher