AAF Cincinnati Scholarship

The scholarship was initially founded in 1984 in memory of John Stoelting, a long-time dedicated Ad Club member. It changed to The Ad Club of Cincinnati Scholarship Fund in 1995. This scholarship was created to provide financial support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the marketing communications field. In 2014, the name changed to AAF Cincinnati Scholarship. Recipients of the AAF Cincinnati Scholarship are selected by the AAF Cincinnati Scholarship Committee, taking into consideration recommendations made by the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation.

Overview of Scholarships

The AAF Cincinnati Scholarship has changed its eligibility requirements. Effective in 2011, the Ad Club of Cincinnati Scholarship Fund will now offer a scholarship for those attending an accredited two-year college and studying for a marketing communications degree. There is a two-year degree and four-year degree Ad Club Scholarship Fund you can apply for.

Two-Year Degree Eligibility Requirements:

  1. A current student entering their second and final year of study with a major in Advertising, Marketing or Communications
  2. A resident of greater Cincinnati
  3. Be enrolled as a full-time student at one of the following universities/colleges:
    • Cincinnati State
    • Gateway Community and Technical College
    • Art Academy of Cincinnati
  4. Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 throughout their college/university career

Four-Year Degree Eligibility Requirements:

  1. A college student in their junior year with a major in Advertising, Marketing or Communications
  2. A resident of greater Cincinnati
  3. Be enrolled as a full-time student at one of the following universities/colleges:
    1. Mount St. Joseph University
    2. Miami University (Oxford)
    3. Northern Kentucky University
    4. Thomas More College
    5. University of Cincinnati
    6. Xavier University
  4. Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 throughout their college/university career

How to Apply:

Interested students who currently meet all eligibility requirements should complete a Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation (CSF) application. As part of the application, there are two questions to answer:

  1. What would your Tweet be of your personal philosophy or mantra?
  2. Provide an essay of 200 words or less answering one of the following questions:
    • Describe what influenced your decision to pursue Advertising/Marketing/Communications as a career.
    • Explain the importance of your major in today’s society.
    • Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
    • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.
    • Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?

You should also include a signed letter of recommendation from your professor/instructor/guidance counselor or local community leader and a copy of your most recent transcrip

Applications may be obtained from CSF by calling 513-345-6701. Applications are to be postmarked no later than April 30th in order to be considered. You can mail your application to Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, 602 Main Street, Suite 1000, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Attn: AAF Cincinnati Scholarship. E-mailed applications are also accepted. Please send PDFs of the required documents to scholarship@fuse.net. In the subject heading, please list AAF Cincinnati Scholarship and note if you are applying for either the two-year or four-year scholarship fund.

Questions:

If you have any questions about the eligibility requirements, how to apply or where to find anapplication, please contact Judy Thompson, Executive Director, AAF Cincinnati, 513-984-9990 or by e-mail at jthompson@aafcincinnati.org. You can also find more information on Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation’s web site.

How to Donate:

The AAF Cincinnati Scholarship is a 501-3C non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.