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Opportunities For Honors And Awards

HonorsandAwardsNYCOutstanding Advertising Student Award. Each spring advertising faculty members in the School of Advertising and Public Relations select one student for the coveted Outstanding Advertising Student Award for that academic year. Along with engraved recognition on a prestigious plaque hanging in the school office, the winning student receives a cash prize and designation at the College of Communication and Information Honors Convocation. Started in 1969, this annual award is based on the student’s academic achievement and professional promise.

American Advertising Federation (AAF) Most Promising Multicultural Student Award. Advertising faculty members regularly nominate and help mentor multicultural students in submitting applications to the AAF Most Promising Multicultural Student Award. Students from our program have won this respected award many times. According to the AAF the program award “connects the advertising industry with the nation’s top minority college seniors.” Award winners receive a free trip to New York City to network with representatives from some of the largest international advertising agencies and brands. Visit: for more details.

American Association Of Advertising Agencies (4As) MAIP Internship Program. Advertising faculty members work with ad majors to fulfill requirements of the MAIP Internship application. Students selected from a national pool of applicants are awarded a 10-week paid internship at a 4As member agency, receive tremendous networking opportunities and participate in a series of professional development seminars. For more information visit:

Winning Agency In Capstone Campaigns Course. In their final semester while enrolled in the Advertising 470: Advertising Campaigns course, students work in teams that closely mirror an ad agency structure. The teams, organized into agencies, produce advertising campaigns for a given client. At the end of the semester, each team presents or “pitches” its work to the client who choses a winning agency. Students in the chosen agency are often featured in numerous college-wide media outlets as well as receive extra recognition for the hard work produced in this very demanding course. To view the winning agency presentation for spring 2015, visit:

Academic Scholarships. Advertising students are highly encouraged to apply for scholarships to support educational efforts. Because of many generous donors and alumni supporters, UT advertising majors have a substantial pool of funds designated to reward scholarship. Freshmen are encouraged to apply for scholarships at the college level, while upperclassmen tend to receive financial support from the School of Advertising and Public Relations allocated accounts for ad major applicants only. Typical scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,500 per chosen applicant to use in the next academic semester or year.

Professional Promise And Enhanced Learning Scholarships. Alumni of our program recognize the value of getting students as much hands-on advertising training as possible in order to prepare them for a future career. UT ad students traveling to NYC on the Ad Club Trip each January are urged to apply for financial assistance through various funds set aside within the School of Advertising and Public Relations to help support professional development and enhanced learning opportunities. In addition, students chosen for internships in major media markets where transportation and housing costs can quickly accumulate over two to three month internship durations are also encouraged to apply. Scholarship amounts typically range from $200 to $5,000 per student based on the strength of application and overall need.

Alpha Delta Sigma - Advertising seniors with a 3.25 grade point average and who are members of Student Ad Club are eligible for membership in this national advertising honorary. Membership certificates are presented in the spring.

Outstanding Graduate - Given at the college's Honors Convocation, the outstanding graduate award goes to the graduating senior who demonstrates the most professional promise. It includes a plaque and a check for $100.