Inclusion In Digital Marketing Scholarship

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In 2020 Intuitive Digital launched our Inclusion In Digital Marketing Scholarship.

Since its inception in 2020, we’ve proudly continued our tradition of empowering individuals pursuing a college degree in marketing-related fields. This includes those with a passion for web development or design, communications, UX, PPC, SEO, and graphic design.

In our first year, we awarded Jessica a $1000 scholarship. We were delighted to be able to increase the scholarship to $3500 in 2021, supporting promising students like Danny, whose contributions are already shaping their communities.

Continuing this legacy, we were honored to grant Valerie a $4000 scholarship the following year, propelling her academic journey forward. Last year, Angela received a $3000 scholarship, reaffirming our commitment to investing in the next generation of marketing professionals.

Looking ahead to 2024, we’re thrilled to announce that we will once again offer a scholarship of at least $3500!

2024 Scholarship

Avenue Agency is continuing its incredible support of this program as our longest-standing legacy partner. We’re also excited to be working with partners from previous years, AshbeanPDX and Construct the Present.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsors, including our newest partner Germinate Creative, we achieved a remarkable fundraising milestone of at least $3,500 for this year’s scholarship!

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How and When to Apply

 

This is a one-time award, recipients are welcome to re-apply every year they are eligible. The scholarship may only be used towards the payment of undergraduate tuition and fees or books and equipment related to the applicant’s study towards a college degree. Your information is yours, we will not use or disclose it for any purpose other than administering this scholarship and announcing the winner.

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Timeline

 

  • Intuitive Digital will be accepting applications until we reach 200 applications or until August 5th.
  • The recipient will be announced by the end of August.
  • Funds will be distributed in September.

Requirements

  • Preference is given to underrepresented groups, including but not limited to
    • African-American
    • Asian
    • Hispanic/Latinx
    • Native American
    • Pacific Islander
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Women/Nonbinary/Gender Non-Conforming
  • An undergraduate entering their third or fourth year with a declared major relating to marketing, communications, graphic design, or coding/tech fields.
  • Enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university for at least half-time.
  • Proof of enrollment and declared area of study.

Criteria

  • Scholarship essay 70%
    • Answer the following questions (1000 words max)
      1. Introduce yourself!
      2. What’s your field of study and why?
      3. What are some career goals?
      4. Personal interests or hobbies?
      5. Community Involvement?
      6. Academic Achievements?
  • 1 Letter of recommendation 20%
    • From professors or other academic staff, student peers, employers, mentors, your parents or whoever knows you best.
    • This letter should be written specifically for this scholarship.
  • Portfolio of work 10%
    • Show us your skills related to your field of study, items to include might be:
      • Class projects related to marketing strategy, business marketing audits, or marketing campaigns.
      • Ad designs for print or online materials
      • Copy written for website, blog posts, etc
      • Your own personal website that showcases your skills in a related area
      • PDF’s, slide decks, white papers about your field of study
      • Other – just show us what you can do!
  • Bonus Points: What didn’t we ask for that shows us who you are or what you can do?

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Meet our 2024 Partners:

Avenue is a Portland-based, Certified B Corp digital marketing agency dedicated to partnering with purpose-driven organizations to amplify their impact. As a women and BIPOC/AAPI-led agency, holding certifications as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), and Emerging Small Business (ESB), we are all too familiar with the systemic barriers that are present in the marketing industry. It is from this foundation that our deep commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive marketing industry stem from. Our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) and anti-racism is driven by a recognition of systemic racism ingrained in societal institutions, from education to employment.

Our support for the Inclusion in Digital Marketing Scholarship is part of our broader JEDI mission in advancing racial equity. In 2023, we collaborated with Prosper Portland and Mercatus supporting 48 women and BIPOC entrepreneurs through marketing and business consultations. We foster future leaders by annually hosting diverse interns from The Script Internship program and have sponsored Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT) for six consecutive years. Amongst other initiatives, we also contribute $25,000 annually in pro bono services and donate over 5% of our yearly revenue to local nonprofits, reinforcing our commitment to community and change.

We are proud to collaborate with Intuitive Digital and Ashbean Marketing on this scholarship for the fourth consecutive year, aiming to broaden access to digital marketing education for underrepresented students!

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AshbeanPDX

AshbeanPDX Marketing is a full-service digital marketing agency focused on serving nonprofits and small businesses that have a positive social impact. We help our clients build their marketing strategy and scale. As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), and Emerging Small Business (ESB), AshbeanPDX Marketing is committed to advancing racial equity through community service, volunteerism, providing pro bono support, and donating to causes like this scholarship program. We are excited to lend our support this year and for years to come to increase access to digital marketing education for underrepresented students.

Construct the Present

Construct the Present are experienced DEI consultants, committed to working with nonprofits, government agencies, and private companies across the nation who have committed to being leaders in building a better future. They have witnessed the transformative effect targeted training and support can have on organizations and communities. In every case, the first step to constructing an environment where all voices are recognized and respected is simply this: a desire for progress.

Germinate Creative

Germinate Creative is a graphic design agency that collaborates with cause-centered organizations to develop fresh, gutsy design that tells a story and inspires action. Our services include brand identity, collateral design, event branding, website design, and information illustration. We are committed to a social responsibility policy of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion that governs our donations, mentorships, and hiring practices. We are beyond thrilled to participate in this year’s Digital Inclusion scholarship. We want to see all students thrive in marketing, communications and design fields.

Why a Digital Marketing Scholarship?

We know that Portland, OR is one of the whitest cities in America. The tech and startup community is unfortunately no different. Despite that massive shortcoming, there’s a lot to love about both! Our city offers: four beautiful seasons, breweries, vineyards and distilleries for days and all the outdoor sports you can name. We have a lively arts culture and music scene, farmer’s markets of legend, and a community with meetup groups for just about anything you’re into.

As a member of the tech and startup community, Intuitive Digital is committed to encouraging Inclusion & Diversity in the city and the industry; this scholarship is one way we are walking our talk towards that commitment.

In addition to the city you can experience an award-winning tech startup that prioritizes creating a work-life balance for its employees, invests time and resources into volunteer work and community building, and likes to bond together over a glass of beer (or a mocktail, you do you).

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