By Bret Busse
MIMA is now offering two student scholarships to honor the legacies of Robin Carpenter and Jarrid Grams. I had the privilege of being close friends with Robin and Jarrid and am thrilled to see these scholarships come to life.
MIMA’s mission is to Inspire and Connect. These words couldn’t be more appropriate.
Robin was a founding MIMA board member. In fact, she was part of the original group of people who simply got together for breakfast in 1998 and decided there should be a MIMA in the first place. She was a well-respected business leader and served as a mentor to a large number of people throughout the Twin Cities. She was truly inspiring.
Jarrid was the guy who greeted everyone at a MIMA event and introduced them to everyone else. He made everyone feel welcome and included so they were comfortable coming to another event where they would already know someone. I believe he was personally responsible for MIMA’s initial membership growth. He was the connector.
These scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in marketing, technology, communications and math. Students of any major are welcome to learn more and apply at http://mima.org/student-scholarship.