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SimpsonScarborough Scholars

The deadline to apply has been extended to February 1, 2019    

The Program

The SimpsonScarborough Scholars program supports the professional development of promising communications and marketing practitioners in the educational advancement profession. The program has three primary purposes:

  • To nurture and sustain the professional development of the scholars,
  • To establish a network of scholars over time who become mentors to other promising newcomers and
  • To support the communications and marketing disciplines overall.

The SimpsonScarborough Scholars program is generously sponsored by SimpsonScarborough, a leading communications and marketing consulting firm specializing in higher education. The program celebrates Christopher Simpson’s accomplished career as an exemplary communications and marketing professional and builds on his longtime commitment to serving as a role model, mentor and colleague to young advancement professionals.


Each year, up to four Scholars will receive:

CASE will also support the efforts of each scholar to:

  • Engage in peer-to-peer networking to help build his or her own career networks and 
  • Contribute to activities that mentor the scholar's peers, campus colleagues and students interested in advancement careers.


To be eligible for the scholars program you must:

  • Work at a CASE member institution;
  • Have three or fewer years of advancement experience, or have changed areas of professional expertise to education communications and marketing from another area of advancement, another profession or another field within three years of your application and 
  • Be highly motivated and committed to continuing your career in the educational advancement profession.

Application Process

To apply to become a SimpsonScarborough Scholar, you must complete our online nomination process. The process requires a nominator (immediate supervisor) to upload the following:

  • Letter of nomination,
  • Letter of support from a colleague in the advancement community,
  • Nominee's current résumé, and
  • Nominee's responses to the following questions:
      1. Describe your reasons for applying to be named a SimpsonScarborough Scholar.
      2. Describe a situation, event or activity that demonstrates a highlight of your communications and/or marketing career in education advancement to date.
      3. Describe your professional goals and how being named a SimpsonScarborough Scholar will help you achieve them.

A panel of judges from CASE will select up to four scholars. Selections will be based on:

  • Career accomplishments to date,
  • Potential for growth,
  • Potential for leadership,
  • Stated goals, and
  • Quality of nomination materials.

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