The AAF-Louisville Education Foundation Scholarships
AAF-Louisville is dedicated to the vibrancy and diversity of the advertising profession, and many of our programs and initiatives are focused on these goals. Each year, AAF-Louisville awards two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing careers in an advertising-related field, with one specifically dedicated to minority students. The Bud Ballard and Diversity scholarships are supported by an endowment fund established several years ago, and are sustained through continued fundraising and donations.
Initial requirements for each scholarship:
- Students in an associate’s degree or technical certification program with a minimum of 30 credit hours complete at the time of application. As well as, junior- or senior-level students in a four-year degree program with a minimum of 60 credit hours complete at the time of application.
- Current GPA of 3.0 or higher (most recent transcript required)
- A resident of the state of Kentucky or Clark, Floyd, or Harrison counties of Indiana
- Pursuing a college major, degree, or certificate, relating to advertising or marketing communications (including communications, mass communications, journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing, business communications, graphic arts, computer design, multi-media, and English) with the intent of pursuing a career in the field.
Please complete the online application and send with the following materials or fill out and return the application document and required materials no later than March 1.
- A resume showing interest, activities, and pertinent experience
- A letter of nomination/recommendation from a faculty member (this can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the faculty member)
- A certified copy of the student’s academic transcript (current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher)
- Bud Ballard Scholarship Applicants: A typed essay (500-word maximum) that indicates why you are interested in a career in advertising; your career goals and aspirations; how you believe you can contribute to the industry; and how the scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
- Diversity Scholarship Applicants: A typed essay (500-word maximum) that should tell us something about yourself. It should also reveal your understanding of and need for a more diverse and inclusive workforce for the benefit of the community and the Louisville advertising and communications industry.