In our dedication to sales and marketing excellence, SME supports youth education through scholarship programs to encourage students to pursue sales and marketing careers. This year we will continue accepting applications for three scholarships that will be presented in April of 2017 to be used for the fall semester 2017. The total face value of all three scholarships is $7,500 with the highest amount being $3,000.
Applications are online, but also include some information be mailed by USPS. Questions may be answered by calling the SME Sioux Falls office at 605-336-5626. Applications, questionnaires, transcripts, and resumes received by February 17, 2017 will be reviewed and judged by the SME Scholarship committee. Applicants are evaluated on their completed application, written questionnaire, resume and their demonstrated leadership and academic achievements.
All applicants are notified of their status by March 29, 2017.
The committee will select three finalists. All finalists will receive a scholarship. To aid in the determination of the scholarship amount, each finalist will participate in an oral presentation. The presentation, to be held in the afternoon of April 18, 2017, will include a 15 minute role-play in selling/marketing a service or product.
Scholarships will be announced and awarded at the evening award presentation on that date at Callaways in Sioux Falls. All finalists must be in attendance at the evening banquet in order to keep their finalist status and to receive their award.
SME Sioux Falls is a nonprofit 501-C6 organization. Any information gathered for application purposes to this scholarship from students will NOT be further used or distributed to others for marketing purposes.
SME Sioux Falls may be reached by emailing Sue Ford, CEO, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling toll free 877-421-1033. Send information or inquiries to SME Sioux Falls, PO Box 90310, Sioux Falls, SD 57109.