Apply for Marketing Scholarships

Students looking for marketing scholarships will want to consider the following opportunities in 2013.

DMEF Annual Marketing Scholarships

The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) accepts applications for its annual scholarship program from November 1st till April 30th.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in direct or interactive marketing.  For more information see the website or contact  Students should already be enrolled in college or grad school and have at least one semester of school remaining.

Colorado Mountain College

Out-of-state students interested in earning an associate degree in digital and new media can apply for Colorado Mountain College’s first full-ride scholarships.  The deadline is March 15th.

The scholarships will range between $10,000 and $19,450 per academic year and can be renewed for one additional year for students achieving a GPA of 3.2 or better.  There will be up to six scholarships awarded to students.

Students applying should be able to demonstrate a history of strong scholastics including a GPA of 3.0 or better and a commitment to community and academic activities.   Students will be able to study digital journalism, marketing, media production, graphic design, and photography with the scholarship at the Isaacson School.

The college’s Isaacson School for New Media started credit classes in August 2012, for students wanting to earn an associate degree, as well as noncredit Black Diamond workshops designed to help mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs learn new media skills.

Applications for the scholarship are being accepted through the CMC Foundation and must meet the deadline of March 15. Interested individuals should contact Carol Efting, coordinator of scholarship programs, at 970-947-8355 or


EDSF Marketing Scholarships

The Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF) administers about 40 scholarships of interest to marketing students.  The scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Students who are interested in graphic communications and the management of electronic documents can check out the EDSF website to see whether they may qualify for one of the scholarships.  The EDSF also administers the Richard, William and Walter Sakai Memorial Scholarship.  Marketing students at the University of Washington, University of Portland, or Washington State University can apply for a $1,000 scholarship.  The application period is from January 15th till May 1st.  See the EDSF website to download the application or contact 817-849-1145 or

The All-American Vector Marketing Scholarship Program

Student sales representatives of Vector marketing can participate in the All-American Vector Marketing Scholarship program.  Candidates must be full-time students and meet Vector Marketing’s sales requirements.   Check the website for more details.

The Sales & Marketing Executives of Cleveland Scholarship

For students in the Greater Cleveland area, full-time college students earning a degree in Ohio in the field of marketing or sales can apply for a scholarship of up to $5,000.  The deadline is May 1st.  Submit a 500-word essay about your career goals.  See the SME Cleveland website for full details.

The HSMAI Foundation Marketing Scholarship Program

Full-time students of hospitality sales and marketing  (working on an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a graduate degree) will be interested in the scholarships offered by Hospitality Sales & Marketing International.  (HSMAI).  For full details contact

Since many marketing scholarships require essays and interviews, it is a good idea for candidates to prepare how to write an award-winning essay and how to prepare for the scholarship interview.  Plan ahead in order to have the best opportunities for winning a marketing scholarship to help you pay for college.