CM Scholarship for Marketers in Transition

About the CM Scholarship Fund

At the CMA, we're committed to nurturing the growth of marketing professionals. The CM Scholarship Fund supports marketers affected by recent layoffs and those who are seeking full-time employment. We're here to reduce financial burdens and empower Canadian marketers, especially those from underserved groups, in reaching their full potential. 

Elevate Your Career with the CM Designation

The Chartered Marketer (CM) designation program is designed to propel your marketing career forward and help you land the promotion you’ve been waiting for. Whether you're unemployed, or working part-time, our scholarship assists with the costs of the CM program - a pivotal step in your professional journey. By achieving the CM, the only marketing designation in Canada, you not only enhance your skills but also gain a powerful differentiator in the competitive job market. 

Applicant Criteria: 

  • Employment Status: Unemployed, underemployed, or part-time employed marketers seeking promotion and/or career advancement.
  • Career Progression: Offered, accepted, or on the path to being promoted in the marketing profession.
  • Breadth of Marketing Experience: Minimum of five years progressive experience required, including experience working in more than one marketing discipline and/or role (e.g., digital marketing, market research, brand management, etc.)
  • Additional Skills & Competencies: Strong communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English, eligible to work in Canada, and motivated to become a senior marketing professional.
  • Relevant industry experience is preferred.

Pathways to the CM Designation  

Based on your background in marketing education and work experience, there are pathways available to accelerate your progress through the CM program which consists of a maximum of five courses. After submitting your application, we will inform you about the specific courses you would need to complete if you are selected for the CM Scholarship.  

Apply Now for the CM Scholarship: 

Choose the employment status that most accurately describes your current situation
How many years of experience do you have working in a marketing role?
Are you able to provide evidence of marketing career progression while working in marketing related roles?
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