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Here are some of the Advertising scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AWC Student Scholarships

Every year AWC Seattle Professional Chapter awards scholarships to outstanding communications students attending Washington state colleges. Eligible students must meet the following qualifications: • Be a Washington state resident • Be a registered student at a four-year college in Washington state for Fall school year • Be a junior, senior or graduate student as of Fall school year • Be accepted in, or applying to, a school at a four-year university or college to major in at least one of the following communications disciplines: o Advertising o Communications o Film o Graphic design o Journalism (print and broadcast) o Marketing o Multimedia design o Photography o Public relations o Speech communications o Technical communication o Television and radio production Scholarship selections are based on: • Demonstrated excellence in communications • Positive contributions toward communications on campus, in the community • Scholastic achievement • Financial need • Work samples

The Lagrant Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application on the reverse side (typed, not handwritten) will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship:Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native.Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter.Applicant must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA* and MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising.Applicant must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June.Applicant must write a one to two-page, typed essay outlining his/her career goals and what steps he/she will take to increase the lack of ethnic representation in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. In addition, applicant must define the role of an advertising, marketing or public relations practitioner (depending on emphasis). Applicant can include accomplishments relevant to increasing awareness about diversity in his/her community.Applicant must write a brief paragraph explaining college and/or community activities in which he/she is involved. (Give dates)Applicant must write a brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that he/she has received. (Give dates)Applicant must provide a letter of reference from a college professor or internship advisor.

HPRA Scholarship Program

Students who already are college students and who have declared majors in journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, communications or related fields. High school students may not apply. For the time being, awards are limited to students at colleges and universities in Southern California, principally Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

MillerCoors National Scholarship

Amount: $ 3,000 /Renewable Criteria •Junior or Senior university classification by the Fall Semester •Open to Business majors including : Accounting, Communications, General Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Public Relations or Sales majors •Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident •Must be of Hispanic descent •Must have a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale •Maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours) for the duration of the scholarship period •Provide two letters of recommendation highlighting leadership potential •Scholar must attend ¡Adelante!'s Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX (Sponsorship to attend is included along with the scholarship) •Must attend a Partnering University

AdPlus Scholarship

For students currently attending a local college, with at least one more year of classes left to take.Preferred majors include: Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Graphic Design, and Advertising Departments.

DogVacay Scholarship

DogVacay started as an answer to an unmet need. Back in 2012, our CEO Aaron Hirschhorn and his wife began offering pet sitting in their own home—after a stressful and expensive kennel stay for their dog, Rocky. Customer interest and bookings grew, and they quickly realized the potential for DogVacay. Many successful startups have begun in a similar way: By providing a unique solution to an existing problem. With this contest, we want you to harness that kind of entrepreneurial spirit. The winner will receive a $3,500 scholarship and a one-on-one session with our CEO. (So get your questions ready.)

Melba Jean Racener Scholarship

Annual scholarship created through the estate plan of Melba Jean Racener. Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be entering their third year of study majoring in advertising, marketing, communications, or a related field, who have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale), and whose home residence is in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana. Selection Criteria: Selection will be based on academic performance and financial need, with preference given to applicants who demonstrate active participation in extracurricular activities, especially as they relate to the applicants major. Supplemental Requirements: 1. Statement of Aspirations and Educational Goals (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages). 2. Submission of the FAFSA4caster financial information sheet and the Estimated Family Contribution report (To access the FAFSA4caster on-line early EFC estimator visit the United States Department of Educations website at http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/.) Award Amount: $1,500. Renewable for senior year provided recipient has maintained full-time status, a minimum 2.5 grade point average (4.0 scale) during the junior year, and good standing with his or her college or university. Renewal award amounts will differ from the original award.

HSF/GMAC SmartEdge Book Scholarship

Program Description:The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and GMAC Financial services have partnered to provide book scholarships to assist outstanding Latino students in their purchase of college textbooks. This scholarship is open to undergraduate students in selected geographic locations pursuing degrees in Business, Communication or Urban Planning.Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Must major in either one of the following: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Public Policy & Management, Public Relations, or Urban Studies/Planning * Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam. * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Cox Newspaper Minority Journalism Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to provide total financial support for highly-motivated minority students (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Native American and people of color) who are citizens for four years of study who wish to pursue a career in the newspaper industry. This scholarship is for four-years of study in any one of the following areas of study: Journalism, Mass Communications, Economics, English, Accounting, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Urban Studies, Advertising. Cox Enterprises Inc., a multi media company headquartered in Atlanta, offers a full paid, four year scholarship to high school seniors who will graduate from the metro school system served by one of the following newspapers: West Palm Beach Post (Florida), Austin-American Statesman (Texas), and Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia). Only one scholarship is offered each calendar year and only one newspaper is selected to administer the program.

California Newspaper Advertising Executive Association

Criteria: *Applicant must be currently enrolled in a college or university with a major or minor in journalism, communication, maketing, or advertising. *Applicant must have a 3.0 or better GPA (out of 4.0 scale). *Applicant must have a desire to pursue a career in newspaper that include advertising sales.

Ray Greenly Scholarship

$65,000 in scholarships available! Have you ever wondered exactly how retailers manage to bring their brick-and-mortar stores to life on a mobile app? Or perhaps you’ve visited your favorite retailer’s Twitter page and thought, “I’d love to manage their social media!” Digital retail is a popular, fast-growing field in the retail industry that requires top performers – from app developers to social media gurus to web designers. Interested in this subject? There’s a scholarship for that! To apply you must: • Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate or graduate student when the scholarship is awarded in October 2015. • Be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident to be eligible. • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. • Submit a completed application by April 30, 2015. Applicants do not have to be in a retail program or major to apply, but should be able to explain how their chosen major is relevant to digital retail. Students pursuing majors in ecommerce, engineering, marketing or advertising, journalism, graphic design and IT are all critically important for the future of digital retail and are encouraged to submit an application. Visit nrf.com/raygreenly for more information.

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