Program Scholarship

JULY 29 - AUGUST 2, 2024
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


At the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales, William Paterson University, we transform students' lives. With the support of the Russ Berrie Foundation and our corporate partners, we have created this scholarship opportunity to help selected students with financial needs cover the program fees to enroll in the Professional Sales Academy. To be eligible for consideration, you must be a rising high school junior or senior, submit your application using the provided form below, complete the application essay, and participate in a virtual interview.

Scholarship Application Criteria
1. Applicants must be a current high school student.
2. All applications must be submitted using the provided form. Applications submitted by other means will not be considered.
3. Applicants must participate in a virtual interview to qualify for a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Terms and Review Process
1. The Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales has limited funding available for scholarships. Applications are considered as they are received until such time as scholarships, program seats, and funding has been exhausted.
2. Completion of the application process does not promise to provide a scholarship for the Professional Sales Academy. Applicants may not be granted a scholarship simply by submitting this form and interviewing.
3. The decision and selection of applicants to be awarded a scholarship is at the sole and final discretion of the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales.

Application Deadline
Friday, March 1, 2024

Thank you for your interest in the scholarship for the Professional Sales Academy. Please note that due to the volume of applications received, we can only respond to applicants who were selected to receive the award. The RBI Program Committee reviews applications within seven business days after the application deadline. If you have any questions, please email