Due to the generous support of alumni, business organizations, and friends of the department, the Marketing Department offers several scholarships to undergraduate Marketing and Professional Sales majors:
- Richard Baker Memorial Marketing Scholarship (two awards at $1,500) - This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Richard Baker, a long-time FSU faculty member and former Associate Dean of the College of Business. Dr. Baker chaired the search committee that brought Bobby Bowden to FSU.
- O. C. Ferrell Marketing Excellence Scholarship (two awards at $500) - This scholarship is named in recognition of Dr. O. C. Ferrell, a world renowned scholar and Florida State alum. Dr. Ferrell is one of the world's foremost authorities on marketing ethics and social responsibility.
- Sales Advisory Board Scholarships (number and amount of awards varies) - Many corporate members of the Sales Advisory Board award scholarships to top undergraduate sales students. These awards are based on both academic achievement and role-playing performance during sales competitions.
Applications for the Baker and Ferrell scholarships are accepted in March, with awards announced by late April. For further information on these scholarships, please contact Dr. Mike Brady, chair of the Marketing Department. The Sales Advisory Board scholarships are awarded in both fall and spring semesters. For further information on these scholarships, please contact Mr. Pat Pallentino, Director of the Professional Sales Program.