The annual Scholarship is designed to offer the potential next generation of top marketers mentoring, development and input from over 80 industry leaders and 28 executive coaches.

The mentor line-up includes CEOs, CMOs and MDs from companies including Microsoft, Nokia, Aviva, M&C Saatchi and the Home Office.

Each scholar has access to 12 mentors throughout the year, will meet with CEOs for intimate “lunch and learns” and have access to a dedicated professional coach.

The Scholarship is free and runs part time for 12 months. Nominations close on 1 March 2011.

Corprorate sponsors for the scholarship programme include O2, Microsoft, Cadbury, ITV and Marketing Week.

For a guide on the 2011 Scholarship and how to nominate a young marketer for the scheme visit www.themarketingacademy.org.uk and click “nominate now”.