2021 Scholarships


2021 Scholarship Available

The following scholarships are provided by our valued corporate partners:

3M – This $1,000 scholarship recognizes a student who has consistently demonstrated strong leadership behaviors, has a strong academic record with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, demonstrates high integrity, and is actively pursuing a career in sales.

Apex Systems – This $1,000 scholarship recognizes a student who intends to pursue a career in sales and demonstrates the four core values of every successful Apex Systems employee: will to win, professionalism, do the right thing, and make others better.

Boehringer Ingelheim – This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a student who exemplifies the pillars of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health culture:  Accountability, Agility and Intrapreneurship; as well as a growth mindset and meaningful PSE chapter contributions.

Carew International – This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a student who intends to pursue a career in professional sales and who demonstrates leadership and personal integrity on campus.

Citrix – This $1,000 scholarship recognizes a student who intends to pursue a career in sales.

COUNTRY Financial – This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who is dedicated to their academic and professional success and is from a chapter in one of the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Alabama, or Georgia.

The Diamond Room – This $1,500 scholarship is sponsored by The Diamond Room’s Managing Partner, Justin Shatto, Alumnus, University of South Dakota. It is awarded to a student who is a true servant leader to those around them and their community, that is continuously thinking outside of the box, and that is looking to pursue a career in sales.

Enterprise – This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to an individual who, like Enterprise founder Jack Taylor, embodies strong values, leadership skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Federated Insurance – This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a student who has continually demonstrated community, academic excellence, and involvement in his/her chapter.

KEYENCE Corporation – This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student that is heavily involved in a PSE chapter that is interested in pursuing sales as a full time career. Preferably a student that is interested in technical sales.

Mutual of Omaha  – This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a student who intends to pursue a career in professional sales and who demonstrates leadership and personal integrity on campus.

Principal Financial Group – This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student of junior status with an aspiring career in sales.

Rite-Hite – This $1,000 scholarship recognizes a student who intends to pursue a career in sales.

Southwestern Advantage – This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who has set themselves apart from the competition with a positive attitude for the future of younger generations.

UPS – This $1,500 scholarship is in recognition of an aspiring leader in sales.

Vector Marketing – This $1,500 scholarship is awarded by Vector Marketing to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to community service and intends to pursue a career in sales.

Arno Karl Kleimenhagen, founder of the Marketing Department at UW-Whitewater, grew up in Wisconsin Dells, where he met and married Betty Thomas, his beloved wife of 63 years. Arno’s daughter Louisa was born while he was working toward his MBA at UW-Madison and their son Arno while he was serving as a second lieutenant in Fort Benning, GA. He ran his family’s shoe and clothing business in the Dells, while earning a PhD from UW-Madison and then taught marketing at UW-Milwaukee, until he was invited to form his own department at UW-Whitewater, where a professorship was endowed in his honor.

Arno chartered four student organizations at UW-Whitewater including the Beta Gamma Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter and a Mu Kappa Tau chapter. He was frequently awarded for excellence in his field and, particularly, for his commitment to his students. He served as Beta Gamma’s Faculty Advisor during the seven consecutive years that the chapter was recognized at the Top Gold Chapter.

Arno served as the National Education Vice President PSE, was the PSE National President in 1983, was the National President of Mu Kappa Tau from 1990 to 1992 and served as the National Secretary for the Pi Sigma Epsilon National Educational Foundation. He was recognized by Pi Sigma Epsilon as Honorary Life Member, the highest form of recognition awarded by PSE. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Betty, brother, Dick, daughter Louisa, son Arno, daughter-in-law Peggy, grandson Ryan and his wife Michelle, and great-granddaughters Nora and Isla, and by many friends and family. This $1,000 scholarship honors is commitment to PSE.

Trenton Haack passed away in October of 2008 leaving behind a long legacy and commitment to PSE. Trenton was a 1994 alumnus of Miami University of Ohio and the PSE Gamma Gamma chapter. Trenton served in various Executive Board positions in the chapter. After graduation, Trenton was Gamma Gamma’s Alumni Advisor for 10 years. He was a three-time recipient of PSE’s National Award – Top Alumni Advisor. Trenton was a member of the PSE National Council since 2001. Most recently, Trenton served as the National Secretary on the Council and was slated to be PSE National President in 2010. Collegians will remember his role leading the case competition at national conventions.  A $1,000 scholarship is provided through donations to the PSE National Educational Foundation in memory of Trenton Haack, for his unwavering dedication to PSE.       

PSE alumna Debra (Baar) Khalil passed away in 2006 after an extended illness.  Debbie graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, with a BBA in 1979.  She was a member and leader of the Beta Gamma Chapter of PSE.  Upon graduation, Debbie worked for PSE HQ as a Field Representative before her successful career in computer programming and systems management.  Throughout her life, Debbie continued her involvement with PSE as an active volunteer, serving several years as the Chairperson of the National Scholarship Program and as a member of the PSE National Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.  A $1,000 scholarship is provided through contributions made to the PSE National Educational Foundation in memory of Debbie Khalil, for her unwavering dedication to PSE.

Dorothy (Jake) Whan established this scholarship in 1989 in the name of her late husband, Tony Whan.  Jake’s substantial contribution has assured this scholarship to be given for many years.  Tony Whan was an advertising executive, a former president of SMEI, and a Professional Director of PSE.  A $1,500 scholarship is awarded with support from Mrs. Jake Whan and PSE alumni members in memory of Tony and in recognition of his avocation of marketing education.

Mu Kappa Tau Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by the PSE National Educational Foundation to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of a member of Mu Kappa Tau, the National Marketing Honor Society, who is also a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon.

This $1,000 scholarship funded by the alumni of Pi Sigma Epsilon, is awarded to a student who best exemplifies the principles of PSE and excels both academically and professionally.  Additionally, the recipient is a lifetime member of PSE and displays intentions of post-graduation involvement in his/her fraternity.

This $1,000 scholarship is funded by alumni of the Pro-Am Committee, to be awarded to a student who the Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon has had an impact on their life. The recipient has demonstrated the application of learning to improve self and other chapter members. Student must have participated in Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon in 2019 and/or 2020.

Named for the Greek word meaning ‘friendship’ by three individuals whose love of PSE brought them together as lifelong friends. This $1,500 scholarship recognizes a student who embodies the spirit and founding principles of PSE and is known both within their chapter and the organization to have a commitment and love for the brotherhood and future of the fraternity.

The Ron Poff scholarship is awarded to 15 students from prospective PSE chapters to attend and compete in the 2021 Virtual National Convention. Recipients are recognized for their promotion of PSE on their own campus and for participation in PSE competitions at the National Convention.

Congratulations to our 2021 PSE Future Leaders Scholarship Winners!

Dylan Dalmacio- California State University, Fullerton Rachel Jensen – University of South Dakota
Sean Quinn – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Joseph Campbell – The College of New Jersey
Sierra Sonnemaker – Carthage College Sydney Hunter – James Madison University
Kyleigh Golightly – Central Michigan University Brett Britz – Winona State University
Cameron Trueblood – Indiana University Chanze Boyd – Southern University and A&M College
Miller McGee – University of Georgia Helen Pfalzer – Old Dominion University
John Wertz – Virginia Tech Zachary Mason – The Ohio State University
Anthony Patrick – Miami University Gabriella Asche – University of Toledo
Julia Sauer – Michigan State University Mia Kosoglow – Bloomsburg University


2021 Travel Scholarships are Suspended Due to Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

2021 SMEF Wisconsin Scholarship

Paid for by a grant from SMEF-Milwaukee (Sales and Marketing Education Foundation), each year we are able to award our PSE members from our Wisconsin chapters complimentary PSE National Convention registrations. All PSE collegiate members from UW-Whitewater, UW-Eau Claire, & Carthage College are encouraged to submit applications. Each WI chapter has the opportunity to be awarded up to 13 complimentary registrations!

Congratulations to our 2021 PSE NEF Scholarship Finalists!

Shannon Allen – Miami University
Emma Stowe – Central Michigan University
Stacia Mendoza – Kansas State University
Jackie Carper – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jakob Stober – University of Toledo
Nathan Camilleri- Central Michigan University
Maddy Triplett – Miami University
Lily Thaler – Miami University
Jordan Fannin – University of Toledo
Megan Chunias – Miami University
Brett Jennrich – Kansas State University
Abby Larson – Miami University
Abay Ismailov – Miami University
Diana Ridgeway – Miami University
Teryanne Nguyen – California State University, Fullerton
Connor Waple – Central Michigan University
Bryan Choo – University of California, Berkeley
Khoi Ho – University of Toledo
Brian Caine – Central Michigan University
Jayden Lovell – University of Northern Iowa
Sarah Cullen – University of Toledo
Connor Moreton – Miami University
Cooper Albright – Virginia Commonwealth University
Caitlin Jespersen – University of Northern Iowa
Samantha Wojnowiak – University of Eau Claire
Dylan Dalmacio – California State University, Fullerton
Grant Croat – University of Northern Iowa
Myles Williams – Virginia Tech
Hoa Doan – Miami University
Nick Bunescu – Northern Illinois University
Autumn Hawk – Bloomsburg University
Michelle Scanameo – Indiana University
Lucy Ingles – Virginia Tech
Sahil Kapoor – University of Maryland
Analleli Penaloza – California State University, Fullerton
Morgan Tracy – Carthage College
Matthew Krueger – Winona State University
Ben Griffith – Central Michigan University
Arnav Damodhar – Miami University
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