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The Austin Ad Fed helps endow several scholarships at the University of Texas at Austin, at Austin Community College and at Texas State University, San Marcos:
• The Austin Advertising Federation Endowed Scholarship in Advertising at UT
• The Didi Stuart Endowed Scholarship in Visual Communications at ACC
• The Mike Nickless Scholarship for Excellence in Printing and Advertising at TSU
• The Carolyn Barkley Scholarship in Marketing and Advertising at TSU
Application for scholarships should be made at individual academic departments and/or the university offices of student financial aid.

Want to sponsor a scholarship? To make a tax-deductible contribution to a scholarship fund, email

The Austin Ad Fed also supports UT and TSU National Student Advertising Competition teams by matching the AES Sponsorships the students sell. Help support this unique educational program and two of the winningest NSAC teams in the nation by donating to the AES Fund.


Austin Community College Foundation

The Didi Endowed Scholarship in the Graphics Arts has been awarded to Pete Smith for the Fall 2013 semester. Pete is enrolled in the ACC Graphic Design Program. He needs one class to graduate in December and has been approved to use the scholarship funds for 3 hours of coursework. Pete is excited to start his career and use the skill has has learned. Working in the field will also give his wife a chance to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a teaching degree. Pete has been using his skill to make posters for the Amala Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian service organization. Pete has a 3.55 cumulative GPA.

Past Ad Fed President, Dave Claunch started the Didi Endowed Scholarship to commemorate the passing of GSD&M Graphic Artist, Didi Stuart. The Ad Fed also contributed funds to this scholarship.


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