GoPromotional Scholarship Program


As the world's leading distributor of promotional products, GoPromotional seeks to support the next generation of marketing leaders and innovators through our college scholarship contest. We're looking for students who demonstrate creativity, a passion for marketing, and a commitment to excellence - the same principles that have guided GoPromotional’s business for over three decades.

Enter the GoPromotional Scholarship Contest for an opportunity to win up to $1,500 toward your undergraduate degree! Three prizes will be awarded: 1st place: $1,000, 2nd place: $750 and 3rd place: $500. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2022 for consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in (or accepted to) a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited USA or UK University. Applicants must be legal USA or UK residents aged 18 or older at the time of application.

Our scholarship contest is not open to anyone employed in, or whose immediate family is employed in, the promotional products industry in any capacity. This includes (but is not limited to) suppliers, distributors and organizations that primarily service the promotional products industry.

How To Apply

Complete our online form by clicking Apply for Scholarship below. You will be required to provide:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • College or University Name
  • College or University Address
  • Proof of Enrollment
    (upload as .jpg, .pdf, or.doc)
  • 500-1000 Word Essay (upload as .doc or .pdf)
  • Photo of yourself (upload as a .jpg, .pdf, or .doc) We post pictures of our winner and winning essay to our website.
  • Acceptance of Terms and Conditions


Selection Criteria

  • Eligible students must write an essay (maximum 1000 words) on how the principals of promotional marketing can best be used to supplement and enhance the results of mainstream advertising.
  • The successful applicant will suggest a range of creative, interesting and insightful ways in which promotional merchandise and related marketing initiatives can enhance return on advertising expenditure.

Terms and Conditions

All submitted photos and essays must be original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. A student may only be awarded the scholarship one time. By submitting an application to The GoPromotional Scholars Fund, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.

As outlined in the Privacy Policy, once permission is granted by the applicant, GoPromotional, its agents and/or representatives have
permission to:

  • Use their name, photo, essay response, and award amount, if any, in announcements or articles (i.e. social media, newsletter, etc) issued by GoPromotional.
  • Post the applicant’s name, college or university, and the essay on the GoPromotional website.
  • Email information to the applicant regarding their application and award.
  • Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly on GoPromotional's website and social media pages.

Privacy Policy

By submitting an application, GoPromotional granted permission to send applicants information regarding their application only, via their submitted email address. No applicants will be contacted regarding anything other than their application or award.

The winner will be asked if they will grant GoPromotional permission to post their name, school, photo (if submitted), and their essay on GoPromotional’s website, social media, or in other marketing communications relating to the scholarship program. We will remove any information pertaining to applicants at their request.

All information (proof of enrollment, essays, and email) relating to applicants is deleted and destroyed as soon as a winner is announced.

Applicants emails will not be used for any marketing purposes. GoPromotionaland its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.



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