Welcome to the 2017 AAF San Antonio Scholarship Application
DEADLINE IS NOV 13 2017

SO LAST NIGHT

When you were munching on that cardboard pizza and thinking “gosh, I wish I had more money for college…” we were creating this scholarship application (and now we are really behind on our deadlines…oh gosh).

ANYWAYS

I bet you’re so glad we found each other.

We were inspired by: The tone of voice in Cards Against Humanity (but a more PGish version) and the general oddness (and amazing-ness) that is the advertising industry.

FOR REAL THOUGH,

LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS REALLY IS:

Each year the local chapter – San Antonio American Advertising Federation (AAF San Antonio) – awards scholarship money to the next generation of stellar advertisers. We like our industry very much, and as a result, we’re invested in it’s future. So long as you’re about to be a college Junior or Senior studying a field that is applicable to the advertising industry and attending a university in San Antonio, Texas or immediate surrounding areas, like San Marcos, then you’re eligible to apply and our investment might very well be in you (Austin is not an immediate surrounding area…sorry. Neither is College Station. Whew, sigh of relief – no orange vs. maroon wars ova here).

A TOTAL OF $2500 WILL BE AWARDED THIS YEAR. A GRAND RECIPIENT WILL RECEIVE $1500. TWO RECIPIENTS WILL RECEIVE $500.


THE DEADLINE IS
NOV 13 2017

HERE ARE THE RULES

AND SOME OTHER STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELIGIBILITY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE

  • You must be a student in good standing at a San Antonio or surrounding area school (hey, we said that already).
  • You must be majoring in a field directly related to the advertising industry (even though right now it seems this is about you, this is about us and our industry’s future – We need more cool people. Like people that have actually used Snapchat before.)
  • You must be willing to fork over some transcripts that prove all the school stuff you said in this application is true (if you are selected and we ask you for them).
  • You must be willing to brave a thirty minute interview with a bunch of mildly nutty ad executives if we ask you to let us interview you.
  • If you’re graduating this semester, we’re sorry we didn’t meet you sooner, but you’re not eligible. Still, we hope you apply to one of San Antonio’s stellar ad agencies and consider joining the professional chapter.
  • Your application must be received on or before November 13, 2017

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IF YOU READ ALL THE RULES AND ARE STILL ELIGIBLE, BY ALL MEANS, HAVE AT IT…AND GOOD LUCK.

Student Application

Background Stuff

What if you're awarded? Well, we've got to contact you somehow...Thanks in advance for filling out this information accurately.
First
Last

Permanent Address (this means if we send you a letter during any month of the year, you would be able to retrieve it. If your dorm room is temporary - oh gosh, we hope it is - then don't list it as your permanent address)
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal

School Stuff

So that we don't just give free money to a complete stranger, we need you to verify that you're going to school and majoring in something aligned with the advertising industry.
Last
Nice try buddy, before we can let you continue you need check "Yes". If you can't check "Yes", then maybe revise your reported GPA to us? - Don't worry, grades aren't everything, you'll have plenty more chances to prove yourself worthy in the questions that follow once you check "Yes".

Fun Stuff

Let's be honest. You've been procrastinating on that one assignment and we're a bunch of busy ad executives with too many deadlines to count, so rather than do this whole song-and-dance of 500 word essays on why you deserve this we've kept it short and simple. We're not looking for fancy SAT words, we're just looking for you. The real and honest answer is the best one (still, we do recommend a nice proofread before you hit submit, and we don't want to hear about that one night at fish camp...). Good luck future advertisers. We can't wait to welcome you to the industry. P.S. When you get here (to the industry, that is), can you please teach the big boss how to use a filter? Haha! pun unintended, but we are still laughing at ourselves. Anyways, we were just kidding for that part. Don't actually try that. Thanks.
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Gosh, this is so open-ended and vague, how are you picking the winners?

That's a good question. We don't know, necessarily. I guess we'll read through all the responses and pick the ones that demonstrate that a candidate has the following: Drive A Great Attitude An Accurate Understanding of the Industry (Yeah yeah, we know you don't know all of it which is why you are going to school...we'll judge this one given the context. Don't worry.)

P.S. IF THIS WAS THE MOST “ON FLEEK” SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION YOU’VE EVER SEEN, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS?
(DID WE SAY IT RIGHT? DID WE?!)

Contact Us

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