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Halo Brand Solutions Scholarship Contest


As the nation's leading distributor of promotional products, HALO Branded Solutions seeks to support the next generation of marketing leaders and innovators through our college scholarship contest. We're looking for students who demonstrate creativity, a passion for marketing, and a commitment to excellence – the same principles that have guided HALO’s business for over six decades. Enter the HALO Branded Solutions Scholarship Contest for an opportunity to win up to $1,500 toward your undergraduate degree! Three prizes will be awarded: 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000 and 3rd place: $500. Applictations must be submitted by May 1, 2017 for consideration.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in (or accepted to) a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. university.
  • Cumulative GPA 3.25 or higher
  • Applicants must be legal U.S. residents aged 18 or older at the time of application.
Application Process: 

In a 400-600-word essay, write a response to one of the following essay prompts:

1.Describe your favorite use of promotional products by a company or organization. What was the product? Why was it a positive addition to the brand's marketing campaign? (Example: You received your favorite bag while volunteering in your community or you saw a "street team" promoting a new beverage with samples and water bottles.)

2.Give an example of a rebranding strategy done well. Why was the change necessary, what steps did the brand take to implement the change and what was the result?

3.With summer just around the corner, how can marketers heat up their brand messages by adding promotional products to their marketing mix? What summer-time promos would you recommend and why? (Example: Sponsors of a music festival may hand out packets of sunblock or stylish sunglasses; a company hosting a golf outing may send participants "thank you" bags with golf balls and tees after the event.)

Submit your essay, transcript, and letter of recommendation via the form below. (Note, you must attach/upload all files before clicking "submit".) If you have any questions, please contact

Monday, May 1, 2017
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