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Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship!

Apply at this link until Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

If you think you’re not good enough to win a scholarship, this just might be the one for you! The Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship is not about how good you are, it’s about how good you want to become. Potential, effort and desire, that’s what we’re looking for!

About the Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund was started through AIGA Austin in 2015 to honor the spirit of Maura Rose Kampa, a bright young artist and design student and the daughter of David and Marcellina Kampa, active members of the Austin design and advertising communities.


One student will be awarded a one-time gift of $2,000 toward tuition or other college expenses. The student will also receive a mentorship with award-winning CEO and Design Director Jose Canales of Canales & Co. Two runners-up will each be awarded $150 VISA gift cards.


Our objective is to annually recognize one design, advertising, photography, or illustration college student who showcases great craft, financial need, and an audacity and commitment to a future as a creative career professional.


All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Undergraduate student of design, advertising, illustration, or photography in Central Texas
  • Have one full semester of study remaining
  • Show financial need
  • Be a member of either AIGA and/or AAF Austin

Apply at this link until Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

The Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship is a partnership between AIGA Austin and AAF Austin.


Support Our Local NSAC Teams By Donating To The Gap Fund!

AAF Austin supports the UT and TXST National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) teams by donating to the AAF District 10 Gap Fund. Help support this unique educational program and two of the winningest NSAC teams in the nation by becoming a Gap Fund Supporter. AAF Austin is also supporting HTU in helping them build a third winning NSAC team in our area.


Collegiate teams working towards the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) national finals must first compete at the District level.

The Gap Fund helps to make it affordable for student teams to enter and compete in the District 10 NSAC each spring.

Rather than pass the entire cost to each NSAC team, this fund helps fill the gap in funding to make it possible for students to have the experience of being immersed in a real marketing campaign for a national brand.

Your donations to the Gap Fund provide ongoing funding for student team travel and other expenses needed to compete at the District 10 competition. Because each year brings a new group of students to the District’s education initiatives, you will be offered an opportunity to renew your 100% tax deductible Gap Fund donation annually.


Apply for the Didi Stuart Endowed Scholarship in the Graphic Arts at Austin Community College!

Didi Stuart Endowed Scholarship in the Graphic Arts

Purpose: To assist students enrolled in the ACC Visual Communication program.

• Minimum 3.0 GPA overall.
• Financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office).
• Successfully completed Visual Communication coursework equal to 16 hours toward a degree or 12 hours toward a certificate.

Terms of Scholarship:
1. Successfully complete a minimum of six hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester.
2. Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books.
3. May only be used toward a degree or certificate in Visual Communication at ACC.
4. Scholarship must be used within one academic year.
5. Re-application necessary each academic year.

Past AAF Austin President Dave Claunch started the Didi Stuart Endowed Scholarship to commemorate the passing of GSD&M Graphic Artist, Didi Stuart.

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