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Now Accepting Applications!

We are now now accepting applications for its 2017 Robert R. Barber Endowment Fund for Scholarship and Training Awards, which will be awarded to three exceptional undergraduate students in marketing or a marketing-related degree program at the Richmond AMA’s April 2017 luncheon.

Download Application: 2017 Scholarship Application

For this year’s competition, we are pleased to offer a first place award of $3,000, a second place award of $1,500 and a third place award of $500.   Please consider applying if you are a full-time student who will be graduating no earlier than December 2017, an AMA Collegiate member and are pursuing a marketing or marketing-related major (Communications, etc. with supporting marketing courses).

These merit scholarships seek to contribute to the educational development of motivated students in the general field of marketing. Selection will be based on an application containing questions on work experience, extra-curricular activities and aspirations toward a career in marketing. Since these are merit scholarships, as opposed to being based on financial need, students with a 3.0 GPA (B average) or better have the best chance of being selected as the recipients. For all finalists, the application process will include an interview with the scholarship selection committee.

The deadline for application is February 17, 2017. The scholarship awards will be disbursed through the Financial Aid Offices of the recipients’ schools, to be used for payment toward tuition, books or other school supplies during the 2017-2018 school year. The Richmond Chapter of the AMA has developed these scholarship offerings to contribute to higher education in the region. We believe that this is a quality opportunity for marketing students to become familiar with the American Marketing Association and its resources – at both the national and local level.

Please contact Pauline Singleton at 804-828-2357 or pauline.singleton@vcuhealth.org if you need additional information.

About the AMA Scholarship

In 2001, AMA-Richmond established the Robert R. Barber Endowment Fund for Scholarship and Training. The fund was conceptualized by and named for a highly respected marketing professional, Bob Barber, longtime CEO and co-owner of Barber Martin Advertising, and a former AMA-Richmond President. Since 2001, the fund has grown from $17,000 at its creation to just over $100,000 today, thanks to both corporate and individual contributions, as well as funds dedicated to the endowment from AMA-Richmond chapter events and initiatives.

Each year since 2011, the chapter has awarded three competitive annual merit-based scholarships to regional students in the field of marketing. The scholarship program fulfills Bob Barber’s original vision for AMA-Richmond to help the next generation of marketers grow to be successful contributors to our marketing community and the marketing profession as a whole. It is one of the many ways the chapter supports marketing students today.

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