Inclusion In Digital Marketing Scholarship

Inclusion In Digital Marketing Scholarship

In 2020 Intuitive Digital launched our Inclusion In Digital Marketing Scholarship

Every year we’ll be awarding a scholarship to an individual who is pursuing a college degree in the marketing field, including but not limited to, those interested in studying web development or design, communications, UX, PPC, SEO, and marketing-related STEM fields.

In our inaugural year 2020, we awarded a $1000 scholarship. Meet our 2020 recipient Jessica!

2021 – Our Scholarship Is Growing!

This year we are thrilled to bring on three incredible agency partners supporting this initiative, Anvil Media, Avenue, and Gravitate.

Through their generous support we’ve been able to increase the 2021 scholarship to $3500!

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. 

Timeline

  • Intuitive Digital will be accepting applications until we reach 200 applications or until July 30th. 
  • The recipient will be announced by the end of August
  • Funds will be distributed in August/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 STEM or 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%
    • 600 – 800 words addressing the following
      • Introduce yourself! 
      • What’s your field of study and why? 
      • What are some career goals?
      • Personal interests or hobbies?
      • Community Involvement?
      • Academic Achievements?
  • 1 Letter of recommendation 20%
    • From professors or other academic staff, student peers, employers, mentors, your parents or whoever knows you best. 
  • Portfolio of work 10%
    • Design work, school essays/projects/presentations, content you’ve written, side hustle work.
  • 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?

Want free money for school? Apply!

Meet our 2021 scholarship partners:

Anvil Media

Anvil Media is a measurable marketing agency specializing in SEO, PPC and other high-value digital marketing strategies. Since inception, Anvil has committed to giving back to the local community, especially underserved populations via its Charity of Choice.

As a founding member of SEMpdx, they built a similar charitable giving component into the articles of incorporation for the trade association.

As an educational partner of Portland State University (PSU) the past 20 years, they’ve seen the impact of education on future digital marketing professionals and are excited to be able to directly support on-the-job training for young professionals from underserved communities.

Anvil has been doing work in this space for years and was an inaugural participating company in the Emerging Leaders internship program.

Avenue

Avenue is s B Corp digital marketing agency for purpose-driven companies based in Portland, Oregon. Fostering a diverse and inclusive digital marketing community is a key priority of ours.

As a woman, BIPOC/AAPI led company, we’ve experienced first-hand the systemic barriers that are present in the marketing industry. We believe it is important to acknowledge that we have all grown up in and been shaped by institutions that have preserved systemic racism, such as schools, workplaces, government, financial institutions, places of worship and more.

Participating in this scholarship program is an opportunity that aligns with our values and other anti-racism initiatives to take action to make digital marketing education more accessible and to lay the groundwork for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive digital marketing industry in Oregon.

As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Emerging Small Business (ESB) and Certified B Corporation®, Avenue is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism across all facets of our business, and we continue to do the work to address systemic racism.

Last year they partnered with Prosper Portland and Mercatus to support 8 women and BIPOC entrepreneurs through digital marketing consultation and business support as well as business mentorship for 2 global student entrepreneurs from Costa Rica and China through the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) GSEA program. They also partner with the Emerging Leaders Internship and have sponsored PDXWIT (Portland Women in Tech) for the last 4 years. These are all initiatives they are continuing in 2021.

Gravitate

Gravitate is a digital marketing agency based in Vancouver, Washington. They believe our industry is made better through diversity and inclusion. It’s also the right thing to do. They’re committed to making this happen, both through participation in the scholarship program, as well as many internal initiatives they’ve been working on.

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).

Just Apply Already!