Marketing Scholarships

The Department of Marketing has scholarships available for marketing management, sales management and integrated marketing communications majors. The award criteria for each scholarship are listed below. Please read the “Full Description” for additional information, including application procedures.

*Applications are no longer being accepted for 2017 – 2018.

When scholarship description states “full-time student”, “junior standing”, or another criterion, this means during the period that the scholarship is active -- the 2017-18 academic year.

Apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible, based on the qualifications listed. You will need to create a separate cover letter for every scholarship you apply for stating how you meet all the qualifications specific to each scholarship. Please email scholarships.mktg@uakron.edu if you have any questions.
Note:

  • Undergraduate student scholarship awards from the University or its colleges are applied toward expenses reflected on your UA bill. There will be no refunds of undergraduate scholarship dollars that exceed the cost of tuition, fees and on-campus room and board. According to the Financial Aid. According to the Financial Aid Office, in most cases a scholarship will not affect any Stafford loans that a student is already receiving. If you have specific questions about how a scholarship would impact your own situation, please contact the Financial Aid at 330-972-7032 or finaid@uakron.edu.
  • All information provided below is subject to change based on The University of Akron’s Budget Office report available in mid-March 2017 which will provide the amount of money available from each scholarship account.

  • The American Advertising Federation Akron Chapter Scholarship

    • Junior or Senior standing by Fall semester
    • Marketing Management or preferably an Integrated Marketing Communication major
    • Full-time student
    • GPA of 2.75 or above or GPA of 3.0 in major
    • Graduated from high school in Summit, Portage or Medina County
    Full Description

    Thomas A. Brewster Scholarship

    • Junior or senior standing by Fall semester
    • Marketing Management, Sales Management or Integrated Marketing Communication major
    • Full-time student
    • GPA of 2.75 or better or GPA of 3.0 of better in major
    Full Description

    Lia and John H. Costello Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Business

    • Full-time student
    • Marketing management, sales management, or integrated marketing communications major
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
    • GPA of at least 3.0 in major
    Full Description

    Velma Hesselbart Scholarship

    • Female majoring in Marketing Management, Sales Management or Integrated Marketing Communication
    • Junior, senior, or graduate student
    • Full-time student
    Full Description

    Robert and Hellen Mitten Scholarship

    • Junior or senior standing by Fall semester
    • Marketing Management, Sales Management or Integrated Marketing Communication major
    • Full-time student
    • GPA of 2.75 or better or GPA of 3.0 or better in major
    Full Description

    Karl O. Nygaard Memorial Scholarship

    • Marketing Management major
    • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing by Fall semester
    • Full-time student
    • U.S. Citizen
    • GPA of 3.4 or better
    • Significant financial need
    Full Description

    The Dr. George E. Prough Scholarship

    • Junior or Senior level enrolled in the College of Business Administration
    • Currently pursuing a degree in marketing.
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities through involvement in various campus organizations and/or career related activities.
    • Submit an essay (300 words or less) that describes why they are deserving of the scholarship
    • Submit two letters of recommendation (one from a UA faculty or staff member and one from outside UA that validates their character)
    • 3.25 or greater GPA
    Full Description

    The Clement L. Reymann Scholarship for the Fisher Institute for Professional Selling

    • Junior or Senior declared Sales Management major
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Exhibited extracurricular commitment to The University of Akron and their community
    Full Description

    Patrick and Nancy Steinkerchner Roberts Scholarship

    • First preference, students majoring in Marketing Management, Sales Management, or Integrated Marketing Communication
    • Financial need
    • GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Active in student organizations
    • Demonstrated leadership
    Full Description

    The Harry P. Stitzlein Scholarship
    *This scholarship will NOT be available until 2020*

    • New freshman ranked in upper one-third of his/her high school graduating class
    • 3.25 or better high school GPA
    • 26 or higher ACT score
    • First preference given to students majoring/minoring in Marketing
    • Exhibited extracurricular activities and community involvement
    Full Description

    The Thomas H. Taylor, Sr. Sales Scholarship

    • Sales management major with an interest in industrial/capital goods distribution
    Full Description

    Sidney A. And Cora Walker Scholarships in Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneurship, E-Marketing And International Business

    • Incoming freshmen must have an ACT of 21 or above
    • Students must be admitted to the College of Business Administration
    • Current students must have a GPA of 3.0.
    • Current students must be a declared major in Marketing Management, Sales Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, International Business, or an Entrepreneurship minor.
    • All Walker Scholarship recipients must reapply for the scholarship each year by the deadline.
    • Students may be either part- or full-time, however part-time students must enroll in at least six credits per semester.
    Full Description