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Target gives $5,000 for marketing scholarships

June 13, 2013

The student chapter of the American Marketing Association in the Northern Illinois University College of Business recently received a $5,000 grant from the Target Corporation. The money will fund scholarships for students majoring in marketing.ama_1

The college’s Department of Marketing has a long-standing relationship with Target, and many graduates of the program begin their careers with the Minneapolis-based retailer. Since 1946, Target has given five percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week.

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the world’s leading professional student organization. Its goal is to further the professional development of students through leadership training and involvement in the field of marketing. The Northern Illinois University (NIU) Chapter was formed more than 40 years ago and currently has a membership of approximately 55 members.  For more information, visit the club’s website.