ANNAPOLIS, Md. (June 8, 2022) – In an effort to create greater opportunities for underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue further education and future careers in the field of advertising and public relations, Crosby Marketing Communications has created a new scholarship program $100,000 studies for students at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), one of the premier community colleges.
Every year the Crosby Marketing Fellowship Program will provide four students with a two-year scholarship offering financial support to pursue studies related to marketing, public relations, graphic design, multimedia/video production and web design. Students will also receive ongoing guidance from AACC faculty and will be paired with a Crosby staff member who will provide mentorship and career advice. At the end of a student’s two-year participation in the program, they will be offered a summer internship at Crosby to gain additional experience.
“Our industry has struggled to increase diversity, so we are taking concrete steps to help attract more underrepresented professionals into marketing and advertising,” said Raymond Crosby, President and CEO. of Crosby. “We hope to inspire new talent and important voices that reflect the growing diversity of our country and our community,” noted Crosby, his company has been working for more than a year to establish the collaboration with the AACC, which will begin to identify the first scholarship recipients for enrollment this fall 2022.
“We are thrilled to partner with Crosby Marketing to prepare more professionals to succeed in these recognized fields,” said Dawn Lindsay, President of AACC. “At AACC, we serve an increasingly diverse range of students who this scholarship will help support.”
“We are grateful when prominent business leaders like Crosby Marketing make philanthropic investments in AACC students,” said Frank Campbell, President of the AACC Foundation. “By supporting future talent and workforce, it really gives back to our whole community.”
Students interested in applying for scholarships at AACC should visit https://www.aacc.edu/crosby-marketing-scholars-program/.
Crosby provides integrated advertising, public relations, social media and digital marketing services through specialized practices in Health care, Government, Non-profit organizations and causes and Military and veterans. The company ranks 22nd on the O’Dwyer list of national communications companies and is a top provider on the GSA’s list of professional services. Crosby was named the Small Agency of the Year 2021 by PRovoke Media and was a Washington Post top workplace for five consecutive years. To learn more, visit www.crosbymarketing.com.
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited two-year public institution that serves approximately 40,000 students each year through courses offered throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland and online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a diploma, certificate, industry accreditation, transfer to a four-year institution, career enhancement and lifelong learning. AACC was named the nation’s top university in 2021 by Academic Influence. The Anne Arundel Community College Foundation helps the AACC meet community needs by facilitating philanthropic investments from generous donors.