Marks 25th Swain Scholarship Honoring Its Co-Founder, a leading provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, announced the presentation of the John Swain Memorial Scholarship by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington-Education Foundation (DMAW-EF). The presentation took place on December 1st at the DMAW’s annual Best of Direct Gala at the National Geographic Society Building in Washington, D.C.

The Swain Scholarship was established in 1986 in honor of John Swain, co-founder of and a longtime DMAW member. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate in a mid-Atlantic college or university who demonstrates academic excellence and the desire to work in the field of marketing. The 2011 recipient is Stephanie House-Niamke from Radford University. Past recipients have come from schools such as American University, Catholic University, James Madison University, Salisbury University and Christopher Newport University, among others.

"The John Swain Scholarship, generously provided by the Swain family, has encouraged students interested in marketing and who have demonstrated academic excellence to continue their studies in the field," says Karen Depew, Executive Administrator for DMAW-EF. "Stephanie House-Niamke of Radford University has demonstrated a strong interest in direct marketing, and we believe that her thought leadership will guide her to a bright future in the industry.”

Kirk Swain, Principal, and son of John Swain, says, “We created the John Swain Memorial Scholarship to recognize the best newcomers to the direct marketing industry and to shine a light on their current accomplishments and limitless futures. The DMAW-EF has truly done a wonderful job each year selecting a deserving winner who epitomizes all this award represents. We congratulate Stephanie House-Niamke on her achievements and are proud to support the DMAW-EF.”