Media Contact: Brandon Olson, 267-218-6620

AWeber Opens $2,500 Scholarship Essay Contest for College Undergrads

Now Accepting YouTube Entries and Written Essays About the Future of Digital Communications

scholarshippage-logoChalfont, Pa. November 30, 2016 – AWeber, the leading email marketing service provider for small business owners and entrepreneurs, is excited to announce a call for submissions for the AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship. $2,500 is up for grabs as this year’s essay contest focuses on digital communications. By May 31, 2017, scholarship applicants are asked to answer two questions: How do you think digital communications such as social media and email marketing have impacted the way businesses interact with their customers? How can businesses improve their use of digital communications in the future?

A new format will be accepted this year as AWeber welcomes video entries via YouTube. Students can record their responses to the two questions and provide a link to their uploaded video. AWeber’s essay review committee will evaluate written entries and YouTube entries and a winner will be announced in August 2017. The winning student will then receive $2,500 paid toward their college or university tuition, courtesy of AWeber.

“We see the AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship as an investment in the next generation of business leaders,” says CMO Erik Harbison. “I’m excited to learn what these rising stars have to say about making digital communications more impactful for businesses.”

To apply for the AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship award, applicants must be an undergraduate enrolled at a college or university for the Fall 2017-2018 school year and they must have a declared major in Business, Marketing, or Communication. Video submissions should be three minutes or less while written submissions must not be more than 700 words. If eligible, all are encouraged to apply for the 2016 AWeber Developing Futures Scholarship.

About AWeber

Founded in 1998, AWeber is one of the world’s leading email marketing providers, who helps more than 100,000 businesses, entrepreneurs and bloggers increase sales and profits through its suite of web-based email marketing software. For more information, visit, subscribe to the AWeber blog, or follow on Twitter and Facebook.