To encourage undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education in the field of sales and marketing for the purpose of preparing individuals for professional careers.


At the close of each SME fiscal year, the board, at its option designates and transfer funds into the general scholarship fund. Additional programs designed to raise scholarship funds will be split as follows: 50% to the named organization, 50% to the general SME scholarship fund.


Immediate family members, including grandchildren, of CNYSME members in good standing or affiliated educational programs or groups currently enrolled, as high school, continuing education; undergraduate, graduate students and previous recipients still enrolled in afore mentioned programs are eligible. All recipients will be selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

The Scholarships:

Scholarship awards from the SME general scholarship fund, including awards resulting from special programs (ie. Crystal Ball) are awarded to applicants in amounts up to a maximum of $1,000. The number of awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and based on the availability of funds.

Presentation of the awards will take place at the Crystal Ball / SME Awards Banquet. The recipients will also receive 2 complimentary tickets for guests to accompany them to the event. Should additional tickets be required, they will be made available at the member rate.

Selection Procedure:

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and a 500-word essay describing their career goals as it relates to sales and marketing. Extra weighting will be given to immediate family members of SME members who are in good standing. A selection committee comprised of a minimum of 5, SME Scholarship Committee and Board members will review applications.

Application Procedures:

Apply online or download the application here.

Deadline for Submission: February 28, 2018

Announcement and Distribution of Awards: TBD