American Advertising Federation Omaha Awards Scholarships for 2015-2016 School Year

2015 Scholarship Luncheon

For Immediate Release               

For information, contact:
Teri Hamburger

(Omaha, Neb. – May 20, 2015) – American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha), formerly the Omaha Federation of Advertising, announced winners of the 2015 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.

“These scholarships are just one way our organization fosters the growth of our advertising industry,” said Matt Wilson, AAF Omaha’s president. “We want to build our industry’s future leaders by helping students pursue their dreams and careers in advertising, marketing, graphic design and communications.” AAF Omaha is able to award a total of $12,300 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 two $2,000 scholarships to the following students:

  • Marissa Pfeifer, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Rosaleigh Welte, University of Nebraska Omaha

$1,650 scholarships will be awarded to the following two students:

  • Cassandra Boehm, Creighton University
  • Austin Smith, Creighton University

$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the following five students:

  • Taylor Cody, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Ethan Ochoa, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Nathan Weintz, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Lauren Van Winkle, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Marie Bauer, University of Nebraska at Kearney

For more information on the AAF Omaha scholarship programs, visit www.aafomaha.org or contact our office at 402.561.6625.

With more than 300 members, the American Advertising Federation Omaha is the unifying voice for advertising in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area.


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