AMA Annual Student Scholarship Accepting Applications
AMA Richmond – Robert R. Barber Endowment Fund for Scholarship & Training
AMA Richmond (RVA) will be awarding two scholarships in 2020: a first place award of $3,500, along with a free AMA RVA annual membership, and a second place award of $1,500, on behalf of the Robert R. Barber Endowment Fund for Scholarship and Training. Future scholarship amounts will be determined annually.
Eligibility Requirements and Scholarship Guidelines
Or, application materials can be mailed to:
Shelley Olds Burns, M.Ed.
Robins School of Business
Queally Hall, Suite Q273
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
AMA Richmond is proud to support the next generation of marketers with an annual scholarship program, the Robert R. Barber Endowment Fund for Scholarship and Training.
Contact Shelley Burns, Director of Collegiate Relations, at 804-837-4180 or e-mail email@example.com.
First Place Winner
Youn Hee Oh
Youn Hee Oh is a sophomore at the University of Richmond double majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Visual Media Arts Practices. Currently, she is the marketing director for Better World for Women, a social justice organization advocating better opportunities for women all across the world. This upcoming summer, Youn Hee plans to work at The Broad in Richmond, Virginia, as a brand strategy intern. Her aspirations for the future are to make a worldwide impact on fashion and society as a marketing or creative director for a leading fashion brand.
Second Place Winner
Keely Wood is a sophomore at the University of Richmond majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and a double major in Leadership Studies. Within the marketing field, she is interested in brand management, advertising, and research. On campus, Keely is a marketing associate for The Collegian, gives campus tours as a student ambassador, serves as Treasurer for Spoon Richmond, and plays club tennis. Keely is looking forward to finishing the spring semester strong, and will soon go to Sydney, Australia for study abroad in the fall.
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. The goal of the fund was to reach $100,000 by 2008. Its mission was created to:
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 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.