The Scholarship Program
At The Small Business Marketing Studio, we understand that the marketing and communications industry changes at a similar rate to the technology industry. Continual progressive education and field experience for associated professionals is required to stay relevant and effective.
As part of our initiatives to help military spouses, first responder spouses, and transitioning veterans maintain sustainable careers in the field of marketing and communications – we offer a scholarship program to encourage ongoing professional education.
Every year, a portion of our profits go toward scholarships for our virtual marketing professionals, interns, and virtual marketing professional alumni. We hold the scholarship competition in January.
To qualify, candidates must have worked as a virtual marketing manager and/or an intern with The Small Business Marketing Studio for a minimum of six months. Candidates must submit their resume, cover letter, and an essay on a topic to be chosen at a later date.
Scholarship amounts vary by year, and can be used toward accredited college coursework, accredited certification programs, workshops, and conferences.
The Non-Profit Program
The Small Business Marketing Studio has committed to donate a total of 100 hours of pro-bono service hours to deserving non-profit organizations every year. Non-profits are considered on a rolling admissions basis, but there are a limited number of sponsorships available. All decisions are final and are not subject to appeal.
Your application should be no more than 5 pages in length and needs to address the following:
- Organization Name
- Established Date
- Contact Information
- Provide links to website and all social media outlets.
- Provide a summary of your organization & initiatives.
- Have you been selected for sponsorship with The Small Business Marketing Studio before?
- Describe the services your organization needs.
- Provide proof of active 501(c)(3).
Respond to the items above, and provide any additional information that you feel would be helpful in making a decision. Once you have completed your application, send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decisions will be made within 3 weeks of receipt of application. The Small Business Marketing Studio reserves the right to choose the same charitable organization more than once if the organization demonstrates substantial need.
Please note that your application is not a guarantee of sponsorship. However, all non-profit organizations – regardless of sponsorship decision – are also offered a 10% discount on all service packages with a valid 501(c)(3)
Sponsorship includes donated hours and promotion on The Small Business Marketing Studio’s internet presence.
If you have any questions regarding this process or application, please contact us at the information listed above.