Gus Swanson Memorial Scholarship
The Gus Swanson Memorial Communications Scholarship honors the late Gus Swanson, the Nebraskan who co-founded what has become the state’s largest marketing communications firm. A scholarship will be awarded to a Nebraska college/university student with a communications-related major who is of at least a sophomore standing, and a Nebraska high school senior who plans to pursue a communications-related degree in college. (A communications-related major includes advertising, marketing, communications studies, public relations, journalism, graphic design and desktop publishing.)
The college scholarship is worth $1,000, while the high school recipient will receive $500. To apply for the scholarship, students are required to fill out an application and write an essay on a marketing communications campaign of their choice. Application forms and other criteria will be available in January.