(Omaha, Neb. – April 19, 2021) – American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha), announced winners of the 2021 AAF Omaha Scholarships. In 1987, AAF Omaha established two scholarship funds to honor students attending Creighton University, University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Kearney.
“The members of AAF Omaha are proud to support the youth in our community, and scholarships are one of many ways we foster the next generation of great marketers,” said Daryl Anderson, AAF Omaha president. “For student members, the AAF provides valuable insights into the worlds of advertising and marketing, provides mentorships, professional connections and even job opportunities that will help propel their advertising careers. These scholarship recipients have only just begun to make their mark in this profession. We wish them the best in all their future endeavors.”
AAF Omaha is able to award a total of $6,000 in scholarship funds to outstanding area student members this year.
Eligible students must have completed the first semester of their junior year as an advertising, graphic design, marketing or communications related major and show great interest in the field of advertising. Selection criteria includes academic performance of a 3.0 grade point average or above and participation in extracurricular activities, including AAF student advertising club involvement such as the Meet the Pros educational conference hosted annually by AAF Omaha.
AAF Omaha is pleased to award three $2,000 scholarships to the following students:
- Mackenzie Zaruba, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Katelyn Wells, University of Nebraska at Kearney
- Grace Pistulka, University of Nebraska at Kearney
For more information on the AAF Omaha scholarship programs, visit www.aafomaha.org or contact the AAF Omaha office at 402.401.4273.