Participation in one of Marketing EDGE’s programs gains you access to marketing scholarship awards each ranging from $1,000-$7,000.

Our selection is based on a combination of academic performance and demonstrated interest in the marketing field (classes, extracurricular activities, internships, etc).

Scholarships Awarded
Student Recipients

Through its scholarship program, Marketing EDGE works to allay the financial burden of college tuition so students can focus their time and efforts on their academic studies.

Over 25 years, we’ve awarded $643,000 to 248 students. Generous industry leaders have made these awards possible, through their support of scholarship funds created in honor of marketing luminaries.

Student Testimonials

Lee Epstein Fund Scholarship Recipient

Rommyani Basu—SUNY New Paltz; Marketing, Economics
EDGE Program: Student Career Forum

As I navigate my career path in marketing, I am learning that some of the best resources can be found outside the classroom. This scholarship will allow me to worry less about books, supplies, and other school related expenses. Furthermore, I will be able to attend events such as career forums where I can network with like-minded individuals and learn from those that are successful in the industry. The Lee Epstein scholarship will make a significant contribution to my continuing education and professional development aspirations.

Lee Epstein Fund Scholarship Recipient

Gerald De La Cruz—Fordham University; Marketing, Film & Television
EDGE Program: Student Career Forum

I am honored to be the recipient of the Marketing EDGE’s Lee Epstein Scholarship. I believe that this scholarship is a sign that I am taking the necessary steps in the right direction. At the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, I hope to continue studying Marketing and Film & Television to pursue a career in entertainment marketing. This scholarship will allow me to worry less about financing my schooling and focus more on my career, and the essential opportunities critical to my growth as a student and professional. I am eternally grateful to Marketing EDGE for their support and invitation to attend the Marketing EDGE Student Career Forum and the First 2 First program for first-generation college students. I hope to make the donors of this scholarship and Marketing EDGE proud. 

Dr. Charles Stryker Scholarship Fund Recipient

Cathy Ding—University of Pennsylvania; Marketing, Operations Management
EDGE Program: Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge

I am tremendously honored to have received a Marketing EDGE scholarship as it will truly enable me to launch my career in marketing. This scholarship will allow me to focus on my studies within my major of marketing, strategic management and operations but also allow me the flexibility to explore real world applications of how marketing can be used for social impact. Receiving this scholarship will also allow me to put more time into working on marketing for a non-profit initiative I have co-founded called SOAR (Skating Opportunities for Adolescents Rising) to make figure skating a more accessible sport as well as make fitness and health more accessible to lower-income adolescents. Furthermore, it will also allow me to explore deeper into my other passion of retail and fashion marketing by enabling me to deepen my studies in data analytics to drive future marketing decisions. Overall, this will enable to further my career in marketing while applying to areas I am passionate about.

Lester Wunderman Scholarship Fund Recipient

Jayson Edwards—Rochester Institute of Technology; New Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship
EDGE Programs: Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge, Collegiate Summit

Attending the 2018 Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit was one of my most rewarding career moves. It has supplied me with a wealth of industry information, a wide professional network, and additional scholarship opportunities. I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to Marketing EDGE, and its many sponsors and donors, for their incredible efforts. The Marketing EDGE Lester Wunderman Scholarship will help me pursue a successful marketing career by providing direct aid towards the completion of my undergraduate degree. As a first-generation student funding my college education, navigating the world of higher education has brought on many challenges. This scholarship will bring some peace of mind as I head into my final semester.

Lee Epstein Fund Scholarship Recipient

Alyssa Gesek—King’s College; Marketing, Management, Finance
EDGE Programs: Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge

It was my involvement in the 2018 Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge by Boxed that first piqued my interest in the field of marketing, prompting me to add a Marketing major to my course load. I am so grateful to Marketing EDGE for providing that valuable opportunity. With that, I am also grateful and excited to receive the Lee Epstein Scholarship. This generous award will allow me to take advantage of opportunities beneficial to my future as it will help ease the financial burden of pursuing a triple major in Marketing, Management and Spanish. I will utilize this award as a jumpstart into exploring my interests within the field of marketing, such as the role of marketing in Entrepreneurship and the ever-changing Digital Marketing world. As a future marketing professional, I will utilize my creative mind and my goal-orientation to create my own unique path. I would like to thank Mr. Epstein and everyone at Marketing EDGE for their belief in me, as well as their generosity and dedication to supporting future marketing professionals.

Lee Epstein Fund Scholarship Recipient

Lia Ikeda—University of California, Irvine; Marketing, Information Systems
EDGE Program: Collegiate Summit

I am extremely humbled to be a recipient of the Lee Epstein Scholarship from Marketing EDGE this year. This scholarship will allow me to complete my degree in Business Administration and focus on excelling in my academics this semester. I am also so grateful for the opportunities Marketing EDGE provides to help students enhance our careers. Attending the Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit rejuvenated my passion for this exciting industry and inspired me to further my knowledge in product and digital marketing. I loved hearing the insights from professionals and having the chance to network with other students as well. I am excited to pursue my career in marketing in the tech industry and want to thank Marketing EDGE for supporting me in my journey!

Richard Montesi Scholarship Fund Recipient

Jenna Jansen—James Madison University; Marketing, Information Systems
EDGE Program: Collegiate Summit

The Richard Montesi scholarship awarded by Marketing EDGE will greatly benefit me, and I am honored to receive this scholarship. I will now be able to devote more time to academics and take additional marketing classes that will better prepare me for my career after graduation. The Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit was such a great experience that exposed me to numerous companies and professionals. I am looking forward to continuing to be involved with Marketing EDGE throughout my career.

Scholarship Application

  • Students applying for a Marketing EDGE Scholarship must…
    • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the United States
    • Have participated in at least one Marketing EDGE program (Collegiate ECHO, Collegiate Summit, Student Career Forum, or E-Learning Courses)
    • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Demonstrate an interest in marketing (classes, internships, extracurricular activities)
    • Have a related major (marketing, advertising, analytics, business, communications, economics, graphic design, psychology, mathematics, sociology, etc.)

    2019 application cycle is closed, please check back over summer 2020 for scholarship information


For questions about Marketing EDGE Scholarships

2019 Application cycle is closed.

Please check back over the summer of 2020 for scholarship information.

Meet Our 2018 Scholars

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship recipients. View past year’s scholars.


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