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Since 2003, the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) have awarded more than 60 scholarships and grants to students and professors from underrepresented backgrounds and geographies in the marketing profession. 

AMA and AMAF programs support diversity in the next generation of marketers by providing financial aid for undergraduate and doctoral students. Faculty-focused programs support the instructors at the front of the classroom by funding research grants and mentoring early career professors as well as recognizing the lifetime achievements of senior faculty.

​AMA and AMAF are proud to offer the following scholarships, grants, and awards to support marketers throughout their academic careers: 

  • Diversity Leadership Scholarships for collegiate students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership as part of their chapter activities or in other community endeavors.  

  • Valuing Diversity Ph.D. Scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and Native American marketing doctoral students.  Through this initiative, AMAF seeks to widen the opportunities for underrepresented populations to attend marketing doctoral programs.

  • Valuing Diversity New Faculty Research Grants to support newly minted PhD project alumni faculty from underrepresented populations during the first two years of their career.  This grant was made possible from a partnership with the PhD Project and the Sheth Foundation.​

  • ​The Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence (WQS) for marketing professors of color who have made significant research advancements and sustained a career-long commitments to guiding the academic and/or professional growth of their students in marketing. 

To lea​rn more about this important issue and hear first-hand perspectives from past recipients of AMA/AMAF scholarships and awards, please see video below.  Help us continue to make an impact for the next generation of diverse leaders in marketing and Contribute Below.


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