Scholarships (Deadline Extended to April 1st)

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. Applications are due on March 20th (extended to April 1). Additional information regarding the timeline for the process can be found on the scholarship application.



Available Scholarships 

The Laura Smith Scholarship Award-$1000

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 prior to the awarding of a scholarship. Prior winners are not eligible. 

*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 or 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.

** Members and sponsors must be in good standing, as of December 31, 2018 to quality for eligibility