The American Advertising Federation of Montgomery

Scholarships

AAF Montgomery continues to be a strong supporter of advertising education and is proud to participate in offering these scholarships.

LOCAL

The James Belton Diversity Scholarship - $500
The James Belton Diversity Scholarship was established in 2018 and is named after past AAF Montgomery President and AAF District 7’s first African-American governor James Belton. The scholarship is specifically for minority high school seniors interested in further study of an advertising-related field. AAF Montgomery will award this scholarship annually to deserving students

Scholarship Criteria:

• Must be a U.S. citizen of African, Hispanic, Native-American, Asian, Middle Eastern or Pacific-Island descent
• Majoring in Advertising, Marketing, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Communications or other related fields
• Be a current senior in Montgomery County or surrounding areas
• Current GPA of 3.0 or higher
• A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
• An official transcript
• Submit a typed 150-word essay on the topic “Why does a career in advertising interest me?”

The deadline to apply is May 17, 2019.

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STATEWIDE

AAEF Bruce Roche Scholarship - $2,000
Dr. Bruce Roche, for whom the original Alabama Advertising Clubs Scholarship was renamed in 1996 by chapters of the American Advertising Federation across Alabama, was the primary scholarship coordinator for over 26 years. His devotion to this program and his further commitment to scholastic achievement among students in the State of Alabama earned him the admiration and respect of his peers. It is in his generous spirit of support for others and his humble dedication to cultivating this scholarship program that we are allowed the opportunity to extend this financial assistance to one our state’s finest students.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Be a full-time junior or senior at a four-year college or university in Alabama at the time the scholarship funds are received.
  • Be an AAF college chapter member in good standing at a four-year Alabama college or university affiliated with the AAF and the Seventh District of the AAF.
  • Be a major or minor in advertising, graphic design, marketing, or public relations.
  • Have at least a 3.00 grade point average on a four-point scale in the major or minor and in all academic work at the time of application. This GPA may not be achieved by rounding.


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DISTRICT 7

Jan Gardner Scholarship - $1,000
In 1989, the professional advertising clubs of AAF District 7 established this scholarship in honor of District 7 Governor Jan Gardner of Memphis. This scholarship program is awarded annually to deserving students of advertising and its related fields. Students from the any District 7 College Chapters in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are eligible.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Be in Junior year at the time the scholarship competition is entered
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be studying an advertising-related discipline: advertising, mass communications, art/design, photography or journalism
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities
  • Students from District 7’s College Chapters or students who are a member of an AAF District 7 club or Ad2 professional club in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee are eligible


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Mosaic Scholarship - $1,000
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of District 7’s first Hispanic Governor Kathy Jacobus established the Mosaic Scholarship Fund in 2009, to recognize students from minority demographics and encourage them to pursue careers in Advertising. Minority students from District 7 colleges in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are eligible.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Be in Junior year at the time the scholarship competition is entered
  • Identify as Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native; identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be studying an advertising-related discipline: advertising, mass communications, art/design, photography or journalism
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities
  • Students from District 7’s College Chapters or students who are a member of an AAF District 7 club or Ad2 professional club in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee are eligible


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