Advertising Scholarships

The feats of athleticism seen during the Super Bowl are impressive but during timeouts and injuries, it’s all about the advertisements. In fact, more people watch the game just for the often-epic commercials…51 percent, according to Nielsen. This statistic and the overwhelming popularity of “Mad Men” has Don Draper and Peggy Olson wannabes abound but the only way to access this in-demand field and, later, score the corner office, is by declaring advertising as your major and taking the necessary college classes to hone your skills.

Advertising spans several disciplines and advertising majors will need to take courses in art, business, psychology, journalism and communications to fully grasp what their future clients will need. As a student, however, you will need to afford for tuition, room and board, books and other educational expenses. How you pay for it all depends but scholarships are a great way to diffuse some of the costs now and into the future (you don’t have to pay them back!). And since advertising is such an attractive major, there are plenty of advertising scholarships to choose from. University of Florida students can take advantage of the school’s multiple advertising scholarship and fellowship options, as can advertising majors at the University of Texas at Austin. Internships offered by private organizations like The Advertising Club and the American Advertising Federation are also excellent ways for future executives and creative directors to get their feet wet at a real agency.

Scholarships.com has millions of financial aid opportunities in its database but here are just a few of the advertising scholarships perfect for you. For more options (think: essay and video), try a free scholarship search.

¡Adelante! Fund Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 25, Annually
Adelante's Mission: To inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development Adelante! Fund Scholarships are Sponsored by MillerCoors, MillerCoors Texas, MillerCoors Chicago, Hispanic Organization for Public Employees (HOPE) Application Timeline: February 1 to May 1 Scholarships Available: Scholarship Range [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must: - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships for Document Management and Graphic Communication Industry EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These careers may include: computer science & engineering (for example: web design, webmaster, software development, materials engineer, [...] More

JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Established by the Alabama Power Foundation for deserving students enrolled in the College of Commerce and Business Administration. The JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship is open to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Applicant must major in business related area. [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Students
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Graduate student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000: - Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident - Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian - [...] More

Promotional Products Industry Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
PPEF Scholarships are only available to promotional products industry employees and their dependents. - Four-Year College Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Achievement ($4,000, awarded $1,000 annually for four years): This scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents entering a four-year accredited college or university as a freshman in the fall. [...] More

Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
Scholarships between $4,000 and $10,000 are awarded annually to Kashmiri Pandit and Hindu students studying at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This "Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship" is provided through the Khosa JG Foundation, a private charitable nonprofit organization that receives funds from the family of Rattan L. Khosa of Oak Brook, Illinois. Prospective student candidates [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: Varies
The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under-represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student interested in public relations who would be able to fulfill a paid summer internship at the company’s New York City headquarters. An applicant must be majoring or (for high school seniors) declaring a major in a communications-related field, including but not limited to advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The LAGRANT Foundation annually provides 15 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the online application will be [...] More

National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences-PSW
Application Deadlines: February 17, Annually
The NATAS-PSW scholarship consists of several awards between $500 and $3,000 each. The scholarships are granted for use by continuing students enrolled full or part-time (at least three courses) in two- and four-year colleges and universities or high school seniors who will be attending and meet the requirements. Student must be a resident of the NATAS-Pacific Southwest Chapter (San Diego, Las [...] More

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications. Awards are for use in the upcoming academic year. Eligibility - High school seniors who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT or PA, attend a high school in one of these states, [...] More

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
The New York Women in Communications Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards the Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and Internship annually based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications. Each is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in advertising [...] More

Park Scholar Award
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The Park Scholar Award is one of the premier communications scholarships in the country. Up to 20 entering freshmen will be selected to receive these prestigious full scholarships made possible by the Park Foundation. Each scholarship covers the full cost of attendance at Ithaca College and is renewable annually for up to four years of continued full-time enrollment in the Roy H. Park School [...] More

Franchise Services, Inc. PIP Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc. and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarship" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These [...] More

Hoods Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by individual donors and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These careers [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group John A. Lopiano Endowed Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. These careers may [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group Hal Morrow Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications [...] More

OutputLinks Communications Group Woman of Distinction
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by OutputLinks Communications Group and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications [...] More

Joel Cartun Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
This scholarship is sponsored by the Lewis M. Gabbe Foundation and administered by EDSF. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarships" found on our website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace. [...] More

Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
To apply for the Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship, complete the application "Document Management and Graphic Communications Industry Scholarship" found on the EDSF website. EDSF scholarships are awarded to full-time students who are committed to pursuing a career in the Document Management and Graphic Communications marketplace. These careers may include: Computer science & engineering (for [...] More

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