CIMPA launches marketing scholarship

| 09/05/2019
CNS Local Life

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Marketing Professionals Association (CIMPA) has launched an annual $5,000 scholarship to support local students interested in pursuing a career in marketing or related fields. CIMPA chair Catherine Healy explained the merit-based scholarship is part of the non-profit organisation’s efforts to shape the future of the marketing profession in the Cayman Islands. “Supporting the ambition of young people wanting to become marketing and creative professionals is essential to building the next generation of industry leaders,” Healy said in a CIMPA press release.

Recognising that every industry benefits from having skilled marketers, communicators and creative professionals, CIMPA is seeking corporate sponsorship to support the 2019 scholarship, which “is an opportunity for businesses to help cultivate local talent in the marketing industry”, Healy said.

There are three tiers of sponsors: title ($5,000), partner ($2,500), and supporting ($1,000). In addition to media publicity and brand exposure, Healy said the top two tiers will be able to nominate representatives to the CIMPA scholarship evaluation committee.

“The process will be completely anonymous to prevent bias and the evaluation committee will focus on the strength of each application and the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to a relevant career and contributions to the community,” she explained.

CIMPA will be responsible for promoting the scholarship, securing eligible applicants, and coordinating the evaluation committee, Healy added.

Applications, which are being accepted through 30 June, are open to Cayman Islands residents between the ages of 16 and 25, who are enrolled in a local educational institution with good academic standing, and have a genuine interest in pursuing a career the relevant fields.

For more information, to download an application or for corporate sponsorship opportunities, go to the CIMPA website

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is good. but why marketing? Is there a shortage of marketing professionals in the Cayman Islands?

    • Anon says:

      Because they are a marketing professional body. Would be a bit silly if they were offering a scholarship for medicine wouldn’t it. Also does is matter if there isn’t a shortage of marketing professional, it is supporting a local student to get the qualifications