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The AAF Tenth District Scholarships are designed to recognize, promote and encourage academically talented students of advertising related disciplines, helping them complete their education. Three $2,500 scholarships will be awarded by the AAF Tenth District if a minimum of 20 applications are received.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2019.

Fill out the online application below.

A. Applicant must attend a college within the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation. The Tenth District includes:
Louisiana (west of Monroe)
Texas (excluding El Paso)

B. Applicant must be an undergraduate member (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior either entering graduate school or with one semester remaining for graduation) who has completed at least one (1) semester of college.

C. Students must be majoring or minoring in:
▪ Advertising
▪ Marketing
▪ Commercial Art
▪ Photography
▪ Communications
▪ Public Relations
▪ Journalism
▪ Radio/Television/Film

D. Applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 minimum in their field of study.

E. Students must obtain a letter of recommendation from at least one, but not more than three faculty members in their major.

F. Applicants must include a one page double spaced essay on their reasons for wanting to enter the advertising industry.

Students should submit three to five samples of work accomplished in their chosen courses of study. These may include copy, design, photography, illustration, video, audio, musical composition, marketing recommendations, or positioning and strategy documents for creative, media, or promotion. Electronic files should be submitted with the scholarship application.

Submit essay or work samples as electronic files compatible for both Mac and PC. (Electronic files are recommended for scholarship entries as this will simplify judging procedures).

Applicant should state sources of income currently being directed toward paying their education expenses and list them on the AAF Tenth District application form.

Deadline: March 15, 2019 by 5pm


A. Download and complete the AAF TENTH DISTRICT Application Form, or complete the Online Application Form below. No other form will be accepted.

B. Obtain an official copy of your current college/university transcript and attach to the application.

C. Complete the essay, obtain letters of recommendation, and prepare your presentation of these materials.

D. Mail or send all materials electronically below to the Tenth District Scholarship Committee to arrive on or before the published deadline.

Selection will be made on a scoring system of the above defined application process including how well instructions were followed, the inclusion of all required components, and the overall presentation of your materials.

Applications for the 2019 Scholarships must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2019.

A. Scholarship winners will be announced at the 2019 Tenth District Annual Convention in Shreveport, Louisiana during the NSAC (National Student Advertising Competition), Student Reception on April 4, 2019. (Attendance at this Reception is not mandatory. Recipients will also be announced via email).

B. Payment of the scholarship money will be to the Financial Aid office of the Recipient’s College or university.

For additional information, contact Cathleen Tyson by phone at 806-223-7002  or by Email.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2019.
If a hard copy application needs to be submitted, please send to:
Cathleen Tyson
c/o Cathleen Tyson
920 SW 9th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79101

Online Application:


Cathleen Tyson
District Scholarships Chair

Phone: 806.223.7002
Email Cathleen


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College classification at beginning of next college session you will be attending*
FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSeniorGraduate Student

Do you plan to continue this course of study?*
Yes, I plan to continue this course of studyNo, I do not plan to continue this course of study

Have you received financial aid other than from your family?*
Yes, I have received financial aid other than from your familyNo, I have not received financial aid other than from your family

Do you work?*
Yes, I workNo, I do not work

Do you have an Internship?*
Yes, I have an InternshipNo, I do not have an Internship

I certify that all of the answers to the preceding questions are true and correct*
Yes, I certify these answers are true and correctNo, these answers may be true and correct

Attach your current college/university transcript:

Attach your essay:

Attach up to three (3) Letters of Recommendation: