Annual Scholarship

  • AMA Richmond will award two scholarships in 2023
    • A first-place award of $3,500 + a free AMA Richmond annual membership
    • A second-place award of $1,500
  • The scholarship application deadline must be postmarked or submitted online, no later than May 8, 2023, at 11:59PM
  • The scholarships will be awarded in June 2023
  • The application can be completed online: Apply now!


The application materials can be downloaded and mailed to:
Coleen Moore
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
4401 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA 23060


Eligibility Requirements and Scholarship Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a full-time, undergraduate student attending a Virginia Community College located in the Greater Richmond region or attending an accredited college/university located in the Greater Richmond region.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related course of study (i.e. general Business, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Market Research, etc.).
  • Applicant must be scheduled to graduate no sooner than May 2023.
  • Applicant must be available to interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee in April 2023.
  • Proceeds of scholarship will be paid directly to the students’ college or university towards payment of tuition, books, or other school supplies.
  • No applicant shall receive the First Place Scholarship Award more than once.


Questions? Contact Coleen Moore|804-565.6035

Congratulations to our 2023 scholarship winners!

First Place Winner

Siera Fountain

Virginia Commonwealth University

Second Place Winner

Abigail Freytag

University of Richmond

About the Robert R. Barber Endowment Fund for Scholarship & Training

In 2001, the Robert R. Barber Endowment Fund for Scholarship and Training was established and named for Bob Barber, CEO and co-owner of Barber Martin Advertising, who was the AMA-Richmond President for 1998-99.


Scholarship Purpose:

  • Ensure the bridge between the AMA-Richmond professional chapter and the area collegiate chapters remains strong.
  • Support area collegiate chapters, in an effort to help them grow their membership and continue to benefit from involvement in the AMA.
  • Make meaningful scholarships to annual competition winners.
  • Create a lasting endowment to assure future funding for these programs.

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 contributions of AMA-Richmond chapter funds raised through events.

The application can be completed online.

Apply now! >