Education 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
Interested students should complete the application and submit to The Pittsburgh Foundation.