Marketing Scholarships / Awards

General Department of Marketing Scholarship/Award Guidelines

  • All awards will be presented at the annual Jennings A. Jones College of Business Awards Banquet/Reception. Recipients are required to attend.
  • All persons receiving awards must be full-time students (at least 12 hours for undergraduates) at MTSU at the time of application and in the semester in which they receive the award.
  • Recipients must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at MTSU.
  • Students cannot receive the same award twice unless otherwise indicated.
  • Grade point averages through the most recently completed semester will be used.

J.D. and Marge Vance Scholarship

Application required

Recipient must be a Marketing major, resident of Tennessee, and be a full-time student (currently enrolled in at least 12 hours). Applicants must have earned at least 30 credit hours (excluding Developmental courses) by the end of the previous summer and have at least a 3.0 GPA. 

The scholarship provides $3000 for Fall and Spring semesters up to six total successive semesters (excluding summers) or until graduation as long as requirements are maintained.

Professional Selling Scholarship

Application, essay, and resume required

Recipient must be a full-time (currently enrolled in at least 12 hours) Marketing major who has completed at least 60 semester hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit an essay (maximum one page, double-spaced) that states career plans and interest in professional sales. This is a one-time scholarship of $1500.00 and will be awarded to two students. 

Sports Marketing Scholarship

Application required

Recipient must be a Marketing major, have an interest in Sports Marketing, and be a full-time student (currently enrolled in at least 12 hours). Applicants must have completed at least one semester of the junior year (72 hours excluding Developmental Studies courses) and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (excluding Prescribed Courses). This is a one-time scholarship of $750.00. Application must be delivered to the Department of Marketing, BAS N429.

Marketing Internship Scholarship 

Application, letter of recommendation, and statement required 

Awarded to a Marketing major with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who has at least one semester remaining before graduation.  Applicant must have either completed the internship course (MKT 4950) within the last 2 semesters (Summer or Fall) or be currently enrolled in the course. A letter of recommendation from the internship employer of record must be submitted along with a statement describing the importance of the internship experience (see application for more details).  The one-time award is $1000.00.  

Bernard Goldstein Outstanding Marketing Student Award

Recipient determined by Awards Committee 

Awarded to a Marketing major with at least junior standing (60+ hours completed) and high GPA. This is a one-time award of $500

Michael L. Heath Memorial Scholarship

Recipient determined by Awards Committee

Awarded to a Marketing major who is a junior or senior with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.  Preference will be given to a student who is personable, intending to pursue a career in sales and be a graduate of a Tennessee high school.  Financial need, in the broadest sense, may be a consideration.  Prior recipients are not disqualified from consideration for this scholarship during subsequent years.  The one-time award is $500.