AAF Nebraska Awards 2023-2024 Scholarships

(Omaha, Neb. – May 1, 2023) – American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF Nebraska), announced winners of the 2023 AAF Nebraska Scholarships. In 1987, AAF Nebraska established two scholarship funds to honor students attending Creighton University, University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and University of Nebraska at Kearney. Along with these foundation funds over the next 5 years the federation will award additional scholarships.

“AAF Nebraska is thrilled to support our student members year-over-year,” said Jenna Baird AAF Nebraska president. “Not only are we providing them with opportunities for their own growth and success, but our scholarship program also serves as a testament to AAF Nebraska’s commitment to foster a diverse and innovative advertising community alongside mentorship, connection and job opportunities here in our state. We look forward to seeing the impact these individuals will have on the industry and our community in the years to come.”

AAF Nebraska is able to award a total of $11,200 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 or AdVenture+ educational conferences hosted annually by AAF Nebraska.

AAF Nebraska is pleased to award nine scholarships to the following students:

  • Sarah Lacey-Irvine, Creighton University ($4,200)
  • Emily Bray, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ($1,500)
  • Paige Brophy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ($1,500)
  • Amalia Hidalgo, Union College ($1,500)
  • Sydney Cook, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($1,000)
  • Juliana Kensell, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($1,000)
  • Tyler Eubanks, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($500)

For more information on the AAF Nebraska scholarship programs, visit www.aafnebraska.org or contact the AAF Nebraska office at 402.401.4273.

Sarah Lacey-Ervine
Creighton University
Paige Brophy
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Amalia Hidalgo
Union College
Sydney Cook
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Juliana Kensell
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Tyler Eubanks
University of Nebraska at Kearney

With more than 275 professional and student members, the American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF Nebraska) is the unifying voice for advertising in Nebraska. AAF Nebraska offers an organization to educate, inspire and bring an inclusive sense of community to the advertising professionals of Nebraska so that we, and future generations, can continue to do the work we love.


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