Few professions rely so much on a constant influx of fresh ideas and young talent as advertising. The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation is committed to attracting the brightest young stars to our area and nurturing the future marketing professionals now in school.

The leap from campus to workforce comes quickly. To make that transition smooth and rewarding, students are encouraged to get involved early and often in seminars, student competitions and events, as well as apply for various internship and scholarship opportunities. Working alongside ad professionals exposes you to real-world situations and gives you the kind of hands-on experience you can’t get in a classroom. Our speaker series provide you invaluable insights into what’s next in the ever-changing marketing landscape.

Student membership
Student memberships are $25, a modest amount considering the one-to-one access you gain to top advertising professionals as well as educational and networking opportunities.

 

AAF College and University Student Chapters
The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation actively supports student chapters through organization, sponsorship and implementation of local competitions. We are proud to support student chapters at:

Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Duquesne University
Point Park College
Saint Vincent’s College

Information on starting your own chapter is available online

Scholarships

The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation awards scholarships annually for students pursuing a curriculum suited for careers in communication, marketing or advertising in colleges and universities in Western Pennsylvania. Thanks to an endowment administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, up to five students receive $1,500 each toward their education.

 

Scholarship name:

Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

  • Have a residence in: Southwestern PA
  • Applicant must submit a resume as it would be presented to an employer.
  • Demonstrate academic interest or creative talent in fields of studies pursuant to a career in advertising (i.e. advertising, art, business, communications, graphic design, marketing, public relations, writing).
  • Submit an original letter of academic recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the students’ abilities.
  • Maintain a GPA of: 3.00
  • Write and submit an essay: brief essay, written as a letter, explaining what qualities the student possesses that would qualify them for the scholarship

How to apply:

  • Provide a high school transcript
  • Provide a college transcript
  • Provide one letter of reference
  • Provide one letter of recommendation
  • Write and submit an essay: brief essay, written as a letter, explaining what qualities the student possesses that would qualify them for the scholarship

Contact for more information:

The Pittsburgh Foundation: Deborah Turner at turnerd@pghfdn.org
Interested students should complete the application and submit to The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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