American Advertising Federation Baltimore (AAFB) Scholarship Program in USA, 2014/2015

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The American Advertising Federation Baltimore is awarding Advertising scholarship to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate degree program at an accredited Maryland college or university. Each scholarship recipient (and one guest) will receive free admission to the award event. Candidates are evaluated on their academic achievements, volunteer contributions to community and representative samples of work in advertising related disciplines. The application deadline is September 8, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in advertising, communications, journalism, radio/TV, commercial art, photography, marketing, public relations or related advertising fields.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited Maryland
college or university.
Scholarship Provider: The American Advertising Federation Baltimore, USA
Scholarship can be taken at: USA (Maryland)

Eligibility: An applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:
-Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited Maryland college or university for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 academic year
-Must be pursuing a degree or career in an advertising related field.
-Demonstrate outstanding creative, technical or advertising business skills.
-Made significant contributions to his or her community.
-Maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
-Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
-Must submit completed application by September 8, 2014 deadline
-Prior AAF/AAFB scholarship recipients are ineligible.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of USA can apply for these Advertising scholarships.

Scholarship Description: AAFThe American Advertising Federation Baltimore (AAFB) awards unrestricted scholarships to select students pursuing an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in advertising, communications, journalism, radio/TV, commercial art, photography, marketing, public relations or related advertising fields. Candidates are evaluated on their academic achievements, volunteer contributions to community and representative samples of work in advertising related disciplines.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Each scholarship recipient (and one guest) will receive free admission to the award event.
-AAB Scholarship Fund: $3,000
-Chic Davis Scholarship Fund: $1,500
-Lily Wiley Scholarship Fund: $1,000

Selection Criteria: Scholarship awards will be recommended to the AAFB Board after careful review, evaluation and scoring by the AAFB Scholarship Selection Committee. Awards will be made primarily on grade point average and the written essay. Secondary emphasis will be placed on financial need, community service, relevant organizational memberships, internships, coursework and samples of student work. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of AAFB Board Members and/or local industry professionals.

Notification: Scholarship recipients will be notified by October 1st, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded during Baltimore Advertising Week in October 2014.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by post. Note: Electronic submissions with links to online samples/portfolios are preferred. The following submissions are required:
Application form
-Current resume (Please include internships and/or work experience and list of community activities)
-Official high school or college transcript
-Two written letters of recommendation, one must be from a professor or teacher
-Samples of creative, technical or business skills relating to advertising industry that include, but are not limited to, broadcast production, video editing, copy writing, animation, print design and production, still or motion photography, collateral design, marketing plans and strategies, branding strategies, public relations, web design and content development, and new media development. Please let us know what the samples were for (i.e., job, school, etc.) and the purpose of the work.
-Submit an essay (500 words or less) about “Why I want a career in advertising.” We are also interested in knowing where you see yourself five years after graduation and also how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 8, 2014.

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