May 15, 2019
Three JMC students awarded American Advertising Federation Foundation Scholarship
Three students studying in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications received the competitive American Advertising Federation Foundation Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Kathryn Hurd and Paige Rome, strategic communications, and Natalie May, minor in JMC/strategic communications, were announced as winners by the American Advertising Federation-Kansas City.
As part of the scholarship package, each winner will receive support and counsel of a mentor from the membership of the professional American Advertising Federation network in Kansas City. They also will receive a one-year membership in the American Advertising Federation-Kansas City, invitation to all regular program activities of the association at no cost, membership in the American Advertising Federation, and $1,500 in financial assistance.
The AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship was created to award college students who show a passion for advertising, marketing and graphic arts studies.
"We are so proud of Kat, Paige and Natalie," said Katie Olsen, teaching assistant professor in JMC's strategic communications sequence and Ad Club advisor. "These women are hard-working and motivated, and this recognition from the industry professionals in Kansas City is very deserving. The mentorship, in particular, is an incredible opportunity that we've seen result in huge career gains in the past."
For more information about K-State's collegiate American Advertising Federation chapter, Ad Club, contact Olsen at email@example.com.