The American Advertising Federation of the Midlands is offering a new scholarship for young alumni and 2014 graduates, the New Professionals Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to seniors in college who are graduating in 2014 with a major in advertising, public relations, marketing or visual communications. Alumni who have graduated within the past year and are still seeking employment in one of these communications fields are also eligible. The deadline for applications has been extended until May 9th, 2013!
AAF of the Midlands will select a scholarship winner to receive a free one-year membership to the organization from fall 2014 to spring 2015. AAF of the Midlands will make the selection in early May 2014 and announce the recipient at the May luncheon on Wednesday, May 21. As an AAF of the Midlands member, the scholarship winner will have the opportunity to build his or her professional network and industry knowledge. Membership includes:
- Free admission to monthly luncheons featuring top-notch industry speakers and after-hours networking events
- Access to industry professionals
- Opportunities to expand abilities and show them off to prospective employers
- Discounted American Advertising Awards entry fees for freelance work and discounted American Advertising Awards ticket to the thematic bash in February 2015
Scholarship applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They also must be seeking a job in the Columbia-Metro area and must have the ability to attend monthly luncheons. Additional information about the New Professionals Scholarship and scholarship applications are available here.