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College Scholarships

The Barbara L. Christen Scholarship

Barbara L. Christen and student

Each year, Futures and Options is proud to award the Barbara L. Christen College Scholarship to an exemplary Futures and Options alumni. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used for college expenses. To be eligible to apply, you must fulfill the below criteria:

  • Be a high school senior who is planning to attend a two or four year college the following fall.
  • Have successfully completed the Futures and Options' Career Essentials (formerly the Pre-Internship Program) and/or Internship Program.
  • Have an average of 85% or above.

To apply, you will need to complete the online application, which includes a 500-word essay. You will also need to submit a copy of your official transcript and accept the terms of the Scholarship Acceptance Agreement. 

The application cycle for the 2017 scholarship is now closed.

IPG Mediabrands Scholarship

Futures and Options and IPG Mediabrands are proud to present the IPG Mediabrands Scholarship each year. IPG Mediabrands is a global media and advertising agency. To find out more information about the company, please visit their website.

The 2016 IPG Mediabrands Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating high school student planning to attend college the following fall, with an interest in media and advertising careers including marketing, public relations, branding, and social media.

To be eligible to apply, you must fulfill the below criteria:

  • Interested in pursuing media or advertising careers including marketing, public relations, branding and social media.
  • Be a high school senior who is planning to attend a two or four year college the following Fall.
  • Have an average of 80% or above.

To apply, you will need to complete the application, which includes a 500 word essay. You will also need to submit a copy of your official transcript and accept the terms of the Scholarship Acceptance Agreement.

The application cycle for the 2016 scholarship is now closed. The application deadline was Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

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