The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving men and women who intend to enter the advertising profession. One or two recipients will be selected annually for an award of up to $1,400 each.
A New Mexico resident enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in his or her junior or senior year OR
A New Mexico resident enrolled as a graduate student
Attending a New Mexico four-year nonprofit or public educational institution and in one of the following courses of study:
Business with a marketing emphasis
Journalism with an advertising emphasis
Advertising and marketing
Graphic design, Fine art, Photography, or Illustration while maintaining a career focus in advertising or public relations.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Maintaining an marketing internship
The recipient must have at least one remaining semester/quarter to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarship is awarded for the school year.
Additional required information and/or attachments:
A personal essay outlining your career goals and what steps you will take to position yourself for a successful career in your chosen field. Your essay should include why you have chosen this field of study and any relevant experience (e.g., internship, class projects) and activities
An official transcript through the school year
One reference letter from a current academic teacher or counselor
Optional - letter of reference from an employer on official letterhead
Application and Deadline Information
2019 Recipients: Erica Proudfoot and Madeline Lionbarger
2018 Recipient: Celeste Nunez
2017 Recipients: Mr. Ronald Johnson and Ms. Stacey Ramirez
2016 Recipients: Ms. Alyssa Beltran and Mr. Kyle Bierderwolf
2015 Recipients: Ms. Madison Mady and Ms. Lauren Wade
2014 Recipients: Ryan Berryman and Connor O'Hea