The Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation, Inc.® announces scholarship and research grant recipients for 2018. More than 70 students, representing 30 AACSB Accredited Universities, received a scholarship this year in a competition that was particularly competitive. Over 700 applications were received and reviewed by the Awards Committee. Among that list, the Foundation is particularly proud to announce that 35 U.S. Veterans from various branches of the U.S. services received scholarships. Included amongst the Veterans are multiple individuals who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge (U.S. Army Infantryman seeing combat action) or Combat Action Badge (combat badge for other branches). In addition, 40 students pursuing a degree in marketing received $1,000 awards. In total, the Foundation has awarded more than 250 scholarships in the past four years. The “Foundation” also has established $25,000 endowments for the Student Veterans Centers at The University of Georgia and at the University of South Florida.
Competitive research grants were awarded to three U.S. marketing faculty. The grants support the development of marketing science and marketing theory based on each applicant’s description of research aimed toward that end. In total, the Foundation has made more than $40,000 in awards aimed at advancing basic marketing research. In 2018, research grants went to three marketing faculty:
The Foundation seeks to encourage educational achievement for individuals in two categories: U.S. Military Veterans and U.S. Students Majoring in Marketing at AACSB Accredited Colleges of Business. We seek your help in obtaining quality applicants. Included with this announcement, you will find the relevant application forms.
Once again, the Foundation will award at least 50 $1,000 scholarships in 2019. Scholarships are limited to U.S. Citizens who are matriculating in a university accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Scholarships will be awarded in two categories: worthy students majoring in marketing perusing an undergraduate or graduate degree, and U.S. Veterans, especially students holding a Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, or who suffered a serious injury due to combat action. Candidates pursuing scholarships on the latter basis need not be majoring in marketing or business as a condition of candidacy for a scholarship. Applications must be submitted after before September 5, 2019.
All tenure-track or tenured marketing faculty who are U.S. citizens at AACSB accredited institutions are eligible for grants of up to $3,000. Projects with potential to publish in journals like The Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science are sought. Applications are accepted from May 1, 2019 until September 5, 2019.
For a complete list of scholarship and grant recipients, visit our scholarship page.