Alan Reed Professional Development Award 2017

The Alan Read Professional Development Award is for 2 selected recipients who are looking for a way to advance their professional development by taking a class, attending a conference or workshop, or by some other similar event.

What's the criteria?

  • You must be a PMA Member
  • You must not be a PMA Board member
  • Event/Training/Class must align with the mission and goals of PMA
  • You must be willing to present 3-5 things you learned in a short (5-10 min.) presentation after the Event/Training/Class as a way of sharing the knowledge you've gained with other PMA members
  • You cannot have won this award the previous year
  • The award must be used for an Event/Training/Class in 2018

When is the deadline?

  • The deadline to submit an application will be the same deadline as the 2017 Markie Award entries. TBD later this year.

How can I apply?

The chosen recipient of this award will be announced at the PMA Markie Awards Meeting in November (Date TBD).


For questions, clarifications, comments, and concerns, please email pma.bowlinggreen@gmail.com.

Lou Turley Memorial Scholarship

The Lou Turley Memorial Scholarship is for a Free 3 Hour Course at WKU and is an award of the Professional Marketing Association of Bowling Green. The value of scholarship this year is $1185.

Who is eligible?

  • You must be a student at Western Kentucky University.
  • You must be accepted as a major or minor in one or more of the following programs: Advertising, Broadcasting, Corporate and Organizational Communication, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, or Sales or have an interest pursuing a career in marketing.
  • You must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade-point average.

When is the deadline?

  • The deadline to submit an application is March 25, 2016.

How can I apply?

  • Applicants must apply online via the WKU TopDollar Scholarship portal.
  • To apply for the scholarship, applicants must complete the standard Western Kentucky University scholarship application via the TopDaollar portal. Also include with a two minute video of the applicant making a presentation on a current marketing topic that interests you. The video should be posted to YouTube, Vimeo, or other public video site and the link provided as a part of the application process.

For questions, clarifications, comments, and concerns, please email pma.bowlinggreen@gmail.com.