AAF Nebraska Awards Scholarships for 2022-2023 School Year


For Immediate Release

For information, contact:
Teri Hamburger

(Omaha, Neb. – May 19, 2022) – American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF Nebraska), announced winners of the 2022 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.

“The members of AAF Nebraska are proud to support the youth in our community, and scholarships are one of many ways we foster the next generation of great creative and strategic minds,” said Ann Woodford, AAF Nebraska president. “For student members, AAF provides valuable insights into the worlds of advertising and marketing. This includes impactful mentorships, professional connections, and even job opportunities that will help propel them into amazing 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, and we can’t wait to see their hard work contribute to the creative community.”

AAF Nebraska is able to award a total of $12,600 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 Nebraska.

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

  • Gabby Dammkoehler, Creighton University ($4,100)
  • Rachel Haufler, University of Nebraska – Lincoln ($1,500)
  • Clarissa Paltz, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($1,500)
  • Joseph Lee, Union College ($1,500)
  • Conner Coe, Union College ($1,000)
  • Jordyn Shoemaker, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($1,000)
  • Sophia Gilsdorf, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($750)
  • Emily Palmer, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($750)
  • Kayla Millikan, 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.


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




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