AMA Houston Accepting Applications for 2020 Penny Todd Scholarship

Up To $5,000 To Be Awarded To Houston-Area Undergraduate College Students

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AMAHoustonAMA Houston, the leading educational information, career-building, and networking resource for Houston’s marketing professionals, today announced that applications for the 2020 Penny Todd Scholarship will be accepted Feb. 12 through April 17 with a recipient to be announced in June. Up to $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Houston-area undergraduate college students studying marketing or a related field. For more information and to apply visit the AMA Houston website.

“Penny Todd was a visionary leader in the Houston marketing community and made a huge impact on the future of our field,” said AMA Houston President Erika Waters. “Her belief in the powerful and important role marketers play in business and society is central to AMA Houston. We are proud to honor and remember Penny by doing what she was passionate about, giving back to others.”

As 2007-2008 president of AMA Houston, Penny tenaciously sought ways to support marketing students and non-profit marketers by launching the AMA Houston Gives Back Program. After her passing in 2016, in an effort to honor Penny and build on her philanthropic vision, AMA Houston established the Penny Todd Scholarship, awarding more than $21,000 to deserving marketing students since.

2017 Penny Todd Scholarship recipient Camille Corales attributes the AMA Houston community and the scholarship for enabling her to redefine her path after graduation.

“As I completed my marketing degree at University of Houston, I decided to stay an additional year to study finance. The Penny Todd Scholarship made that possible and thankfully, I was able to graduate debt-free,” Corales said. “In addition to the monetary support, AMA provided me with talented and generous mentors who I could call then or even now when I need advice or support. AMA continues to have a profound influence as I pursue entrepreneurship and my passion for serving students.”

The scholarship is funded by corporate and individual donations made year-round. Donations are accepted on the AMA Houston website.

About AMA Houston

AMA Houston is the leading educational information, career-building, and networking resource for Houston’s marketing professionals and has been serving marketing professionals for more than 60 years. AMA Houston is one of the nation’s largest chapters and a repeat Chapter Excellence Award winner including a Silver winner in 2019. To learn more about the AMA or to join Houston’s largest marketing professional organization, visit


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