Sales Education Foundation

The SEF Barbara Giamanco Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Sales Education Foundation is proud to partner with the many friends of Barbara Giamanco to support the “SEF Barbara Giamanco Memorial Scholarship Fund.” Scholarships are provided through an application process. Any female university sales student is eligible.

Our 2021 Application window is now closed. Watch next Fall for the 2022 Scholarship information and applications.



Our 2021 SEF Barbara Giamanco Scholarship Recipients

We are proud to award our second round of scholarships to:

Chloe Cunningham from University of Cincinnati
Annabella Figueroa from University of New Mexico
Ann Marcelle Lafranca from Louisiana State University
Karie Lenard from University of Minnesota – Duluth
Shelby Lewis from University of Central Florida
Anna Marie (Annie) Martino from University of Cincinnati
Kate Matthews from Middle Tennessee State University
Riley Melvin from University of Central Florida
Kaitlynn Nelson from University of Central Florida
Allison (Allie) Tipton from Oklahoma State University
Emma Zupo from University of New Hampshire

Congratulations to each of these future women sales leaders!

About Barbara Giamanco

Barbara Kelly Giamanco was a successful sales professional in the technology sector and blazed a trail for other women to follow in her footsteps. In addition to launching her own sales consulting firm, she started an award-winning podcast called, “Conversations with Women in Sales” and interviewed more than 70 women over a two year period. Barb was known globally as a Top Influential Leader, Speaker, Blogger and Expert in Sales, Leadership, Social/Digital Selling and Marketing and Business by Top Sales World, LinkedIn and others.

Tragically, Barb passed away in May, 2020. She was passionate about advocating for supporting women role models in B2B sales. To honor Barb and her efforts, her friends and family partnered with SEF to create a scholarship to support female sales students in their academic journey toward a sales career.

$1,000.00 scholarships will be offered annually. Scholarships may be used for tuition and books. An independent selection committee reviews all applications and has final decision making authority on recipients.

  • Thank you for your desire to contribute and help make a difference in the lives of female university sales students.


    Please note the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) created the SEF Barbara Giamanco Memorial Scholarship Fund as a standalone fund under the auspices of The Dayton Foundation. All gifts and donations are processed through The Dayton Foundation website and dedicated solely to the scholarship fund. Kindly click the link below to be redirected to The Dayton Foundation’s website where you will be able to contribute directly to Barbara’s scholarship fund.

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    Make check payable to The Dayton Foundation. Note “Giamanco Scholarship Fund #1675” on your check.

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    The Dayton Foundation
    1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100
    Dayton, OH 45409