Scholarships

The Media & Content Marketing Association (MCMA) is devoted to helping our members achieve excellence and success in media and content marketing through education and networking opportunities. As part of our commitment to education, the MCMA is awarding the following scholarships to be applied towards college tuition and related expenses. 

The scholarship awards presented below are open to employees and immediate families* of MCMA/Corporate Members and Sponsors. Scholarship funds will be awarded to the applicants who demonstrate the greatest interest and promise for beginning or advancing their careers, and who are not being reimbursed by an employer for the cost of their classes.

One of the $1,500 scholarships and two of the $500 scholarships are for seniors in high school who are in the pursuit of an accredited degree program. For college students there is one $1,500 scholarship, one $1,000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship.

Below are descriptions of the available scholarships. To apply please follow the link below to the appropriate online form.

Application for High School Seniors   Application for Current College Students

 

For more information about the MCMA scholarship program, please email scholarship@the-MCMA.org. The deadline for applications is March 31st at 5pm ET.

Available Scholarships (learn about 2016 Scholarship Recipients)

The Laura Smith Scholarship Award-$1500

As Vice president, Director of Management, Laura was a beacon of optimism at RMI Direct Marketing, known for her lively personality, integrity, intelligence and wit, contagious smile, superior professionalism, and even her practical jokes. Laura was a devoted daughter, sister, fiancé, friend and colleague who greatly impacted the hundreds of people who knew her, and the direct marketing industry as a whole. As an MCMA volunteer, Laura was instrumental in getting the MCMA scholarship program up and running. In honor of her hard work and dedication, the MCMA named this scholarship in her memory. 

The Glen Giles Scholarship Award- $1500

Over the course of his long fulfillment career, Glen regularly volunteered his time serving on the boards of several industry organizations and remained a good friend of the MCMA. Not only was he a wonderful mentor but also was extremely fair, objective, impartial and gifted with the social networking ability. Glen had a heart “as big as Texas” and has changed for the better, lives of many who had the opportunity to know him. Glen’s sudden passing in 2008 has robbed the industry of a good friend and colleague; one we will miss dearly. The MCMA has dedicated this scholarship award in his remembrance.

The Colleen Ryan Scholarship Award - $1000

Throughout Colleen’s impressive career she was a consummate professional, a natural leader and dedicated team-player, who was also a faithful industry presence, active in the FMA (precursor to today’s MCMA), setting standards and promoting best practices in all aspects of consumer marketing and fulfillment functions. Throughout her career, her capabilities were sought and enjoyed by several respected publishing companies, including: Hearst, Conde Nast, Time Warner, American Express Publishing, and The New York Times Magazine Group, among others. Colleen, a “regular” at virtually all FMA functions, was recognized in 2002, as Fulfillment Manager of the Year. A loving sister and aunt, MCMA dedicates this scholarship in her remembrance.

Applicants Should Take Note:

Applicants must be currently enrolled or be an applicant to an accredited college, university, or institution for post-secondary education. Potential winners will be checked for acceptance status by April 12, 2017 to allow for late enrollments or acceptance. Prior winners are not eligible. Winners will be notified by April 24, 2017.

*Immediate family is defined as any of the following as it relates to the employee of the MCMA/Corporate Member or Sponsor company: employee, parent of step parent of the employee, children or step children of the employee, legal guardian of the employee, or any individual the employee has legal guardianship over.