Brown Bag Marketing Scholarship Essay Contest

Congratulations to Kylie Alonso, our scholarship winner

WHAT'S IN YOUR MARKETING BAG? - “I can picture it in my mind now, the exact spot of ground my friends and I sat at to eat our lunches in middle school. We used to play a game—every day—where we would auction off our lunch items to each other. It was exciting, seeing everyone pull their brown sacks out of their backpacks and wondering what was up for grabs that day. Every lunch looked the same from the outside, but we all knew that inside there were endless possibilities. In the spirit of Brown Bag Marketing, my marketing bag may look similar to others, but it’s not until you unpack it that you realize the individuality it holds.”

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At Brown Bag Marketing, a full-service digital marketing and SEO agency based in Atlanta, GA, we excel in our industry by seeing possibilities and potential at every turn—and that includes nurturing our team of future leaders. We love to see our clients and our people grow!

We also recognize the importance of investing in our community.

This future-focused mission is the driving force behind our desire to provide opportunities and advancements for current students and soon-to-be business professionals, tradesmen, educators, politicians and leaders. For this reason, we are proud to sponsor a privately-funded scholarship program to give a smart, creative and talented college student a helping hand.

If you’d like to participate in our scholarship contest, please carefully read the instructions below — including the essay prompt and deadline. All students who are currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States are welcome to apply.

To enter our scholarship competition, answer the following question in a 500+ word original essay.

Essay Question

With strategic thinking, creative marketing, and a modern mindset, Brown Bag is the bag that companies count on for their marketing needs. What's in your marketing bag?

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Students must be actively enrolled at a US college or university with a valid student ID number and currently enrolled in classes in order to be eligible.
Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the student.
All submissions should be in English.
Applicants may only submit one essay per contest.

About Our Selection Process

To choose a winner, our judges will review all valid complete entries received by the deadline date listed above. We will select a winner up to 6 weeks after the deadline and notify the student, as well as confirm that the student is currently enrolled. Only the winner will be awarded the scholarship prize, and their essay will be published on our website. Other notable essays may also be featured on the Brown Bag blog.

Ownership of Entries

All applications and essays submitted to Brown Bag Marketing, along with all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights associated with the submission, become the property of By submitting your entry and signing the application form, you acknowledge we own all rights to publish and promote the content. All entrants also agree that they consent to the use of their name, the school or university they attend, and the use of their likeness (as in a photograph).

2021 Scholarship Details Coming Soon!

Scholarship Amount: $1,500