Scholarship Opportunities

Don’t let funding get in the way of your certification!

The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) is pleased to offer a quarterly scholarship to qualified candidates. This scholarship will require candidates to complete the application process and share why they should be chosen for this opportunity. Scholarships can be full or partial and will be offered to a limited number of applicants each quarter. Candidates who apply will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and chosen based on qualifications and requirements outlined in the application form.

Application deadline:  February 15
Awarded by: March 15  

Application deadline: May 15
Awarded by: June 15 

Application deadline: August 15
Awarded by: September 15 

Application deadline: November 15
Awarded by: December 15 

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Scholarship Application

    • Must be 18-years old or older to qualify.
    • Must complete all of the qualification steps.
    • Must agree to let NISM write a blog about you/your story for publication on nismonline.org.
    • Scholarships are awarded four times a year (February, May, August, November).
    • Scholarships must be used within 60 days of award date.
    • Full and partial scholarships may be awarded.
    • Must accept or decline scholarship award within one week of offer or forfeit the award.

  • About You


    • How has social media made a positive impact on your life? 
    • How do you think social media has changed the way consumers get information?
    • Why do you want to pursue a career in social media?
    • What is the best social media campaign you’ve ever seen and why? 
    • Share an example of how you used social media analytics to demonstrate the performance of a social media post, campaign, or account.