The AMA and the AMA Foundation Scholarship Recipients from the 2015 #GivingTuesday Campaign

#GivingTuesday uses the power of social media to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. The AMA and AMA Foundation were able to support four AMA student scholarships as a result of the 2015 #GivingTuesday campaign.  The Diversity Leadership Scholarship​ recognizes our diverse student membership population who have demonstrated AMAzing leadership as part of their chapter acticvities or in other venues.  The Social Impact Scholarship is awarded to students who have excelled at making a positive impact in their local, regional or larger community.

Please learn more about our scholarship winners below. 

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Read below to learn more about the 2015 #GivingTuesday scholarship recipients and the impact they have made in their communities as young marketers.

Alexa Acosta, Southern Methodist University

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Alexa Acosta never felt labeled because of her race. That changed when she moved to the U.S. where she felt like an outsider. That didn’t stop Alexa from making a big impact at Southern Methodist University. Wanting to prove herself, she climbed the ranks of the campus marketing club becoming president of the organization. Working with campus leaders, she transitioned the group to become and official AMA collegiate chapter. Alexa says the hard work was worth it and helped fuel her passion for being a Latino leader in her community.

Her college professor says:
"I can say she ranks among the best students I have taught during my tenure"

Stephanie Espinoza, Florida International University

Stephanie Espinoza didn’t waste time when given the chance to help others facing health challenges. With assistance from the FIU Marketing Department, Stephanie launched the “Give a Breath” campaign that supported an organization that helps families affected by Cystic Fibrosis. In less than two months’ time, the campaign raised $10,000. Beyond her work on this campaign, Stephanie has helped the FIU AMA collegiate chapter develop a new email newsletter along with a mentor program to help busy students stay connected to the AMA.

Her college professor says:
"Stephanie is an incredibly dedicated and hard-working student"

Lynzy Groves, Chatham University

Lynzy Groves has dedicated her life to serving others and believes the smallest gesture of kindness can spark a huge ripple of change. Her passion for aiding nonprofit organizations with marketing helped her rise from Vice President of Social Impact to President of Chatham University’s AMA collegiate chapter. While on campus, Lynzy secured two internships, one with the Muscular Dystrophy Association where she worked as a fundraising coordinator, and one with ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she is currently a field operations intern. Armed with the skills she learned, Lynzy helped raise a record amount of money for the university’s Relay For Life, which is now a nationally awarded Colleges Against Cancer Relay For Life. 

Her college professor says:
"Lynzy is a tremendous asset to the marketing profession. Her excellence as a nonprofit marketer now and in the future is evident in her artistic and strategic communications expertise."​

Oscar Ramos, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Oscar Ramos loves marketing. While at the University of Texas Rio Grande, he took a relatively stagnant AMA collegiate chapter and turned it into a group that’s earned high honors in multiple AMA case study competitions. Beyond becoming the Vice President of the campus AMA-Edinburg collegiate chapter, he also works for the University managing the digital marketing presence for the Vackar College of Business. Oscar additionally participated in an entrepreneur fellowship, studied abroad in Europe and did a Global Marketing Internship at Coca-Cola’s Global Headquarters in Atlanta.

His college professor says:
“Oscar is one of the few students who combine outstanding analytical skills with very strong social and emotional intelligence. His participation in class was excellent, and his team work and leadership skills were evident.”​​​​

About the American Marketing Association Foundation

The AMA Foundation champions the marketing profession by encouraging excellence and investing in marketing that benefits society.

Uniquely positioned within an industry that touches all others, the AMAF identifies opportunities to bring the AMA community together through philanthropy.  Our work is funded by those who believe that marketing has the power to positively influence society.


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