Hi Felicita. The answer from Rod is helpful indeed. Determine if you are a numbers person or people person. But find your passion about that soon. If you slant toward people you might be well advised to find another school. I was the latter and owned a marketing company for many years. I ran my small firm for a number of years and eventually ran on hard times for it. I found myself on the job market to work for someone else. Well almost any company needs marketing so there were a lot more job opportunities for that than say economist.
BUT....you might be thinking.... when you changed jobs didn't you have to apply in a lot of different industries?? Yup! The trick is to remember employers are hiring skills. And what successes have you had using those skills?? Marketing skills are amazingly transferable (to a great degree) between companies even in different industries. (Same for instance goes for accounting ; not so sure about economics). So.....my recommendation is marketing. I found it to be a fascinating career, a lot what I made it, and pretty adaptable when I needed to make a change. I'd suggest if the regional scholarship meant the difference between attending college or not, then by all means take it. If there is any means you could direct your efforts toward a school offering what you are most interested in, you may well be happier in the long run. In temperament and challenges the differences between creative marketing and the principles of economics are usually far apart, meaning you should do some soul searching....people person?....numbers person? Frankly if you want to go after the marketing bent I'd bet since you've gotten one scholarship you may certainly qualify for one in the filed where your passion seems to be drawing your. If you want to learn more about how people determine what they are most passionate about find a used copy of a book called What Color is Your Parachute. I've used it for a career change, great too for someone starting out. Lots of good exercises and articles to help readers focus.
.....I'm retired from marketing now, so there is room for one new marketing pro in the field somewhere. Could be you!! :) :)