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Scholarships

DEDICATED TO OUR INDUSTRY’S FUTURE.

The AAF Tenth District Scholarships are designed to recognize, promote and encourage academically talented students of advertising related disciplines, helping them complete their education. A total of $20,000 scholarships will be awarded by the AAF Tenth District.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 24, 2020.

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:
Arkansas
Louisiana (west of Monroe)
Oklahoma
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: April 24, 2020 by 5pm

APPLICATION PROCESS:

A. 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. Submit all materials electronically below to the Tenth District Scholarship Committee before the published deadline.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
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.

DEADLINE:
Applications for the 2020 Scholarships must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 24, 2020.

NOTIFICATION AND RECEIPT OF FUNDS:
A. Recipients will 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 MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS:
For additional information, contact Sandi Edgar by Email.

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 24, 2020.

Online Application: Closed

Questions?

Sandi Edgar
District Scholarships Chair
Email Sandi

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Jeanie Ruedy Graphic Design Scholarship
$5,000.00

Bill Richmond Copywriting Scholarship
$3,000.00

June Cerrato Scholarship
$2,500.00

O. Joe Russell Scholarship
$2,500.00

Jim Goodnight Scholarship
$2,000.00

John Aguillard Scholarship
$2,000.00

D10 General Scholarship A
$2,000.00

D10 General Scholarship B
$2,000.00

D10 General Scholarship C
$2,000.00