If I’m a graduating senior and plan to go to graduate school, can I apply?

Yes, if you’re going to a graduate school and enrolled for a minimum of nine hours. However, we can’t make checks payable to for-profit organizations like a portfolio schools.

If I’m a senior in high school and going to major in advertising in college in the upcoming year, can I apply?

No. Applicants must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in college or university, or will be enrolled in graduate school.

Are all the schools from AAF 10th District eligible to apply, or only schools in Texas?

The Advertising Education Foundation of Houston (AEFH) awards scholarships to college sophomores, juniors and seniors pursuing undergraduate or post graduate degrees in advertising, communications, interactive marketing, journalism, radio/TV, commercial art, public relations or related fields. Students attending colleges and universities located in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, the four states in which AAF-District 10 is located, are eligible to apply. Preference is given to students who indicate a desire to join the Houston communications or integrated marketing community after graduation.


What is the last day for receiving online applications?

The deadline for receiving all applications will be posted here.

Can I submit my transcript and letter of reference by mail or fax?

No. Each student is responsible for completing and submitting the online application along with:

a.    One (1) copy of their student unofficial transcript,
b.    A letter of recommendation(s) from a school professor or work reference and
c.    A Resume.

Can I send in my unofficial transcript?

Yes. However, an official transcript will be required if you are selected for a scholarship.

How important is the letter of reference?

A letter of reference, either from your school or workplace, must be submitted with your on-line application, along with your transcript, in order for your on-line application to be processed.

Is your judging based upon mostly grades?

We are looking for well-rounded students who participate in all levels of school, work and the community and have demonstrated an interest and an aptitude for marketing communications.

Who picks the scholarship winners?

The Scholarship review committee consists of the twelve Board Members of AEFH, who are senior professional executives in advertising and related communication firms in Houston.


So how many scholarships does AEFH offer each year?

In 2018 we were able to offer twenty-one (21) scholarships of $3,000 each in 2018. 

Do I need to fill out more than one application to be eligible?

You only need to send in one application. However, not all applicants will be eligible for all scholarships.

I heard that each scholarship has one or two runner-ups. Will I be notified if I’m one of them?

No, runners-up will only be notified if the winner declined or we find the applicant ineligible for the scholarship.


Is there a way to contact the winners in the past?

Yes, we have posted the previous scholarship winners on this website here.

Can I attend the award ceremony even if I'm not one of the recipients?

Yes, you’re welcome to attend, if you simply pay the luncheon fee. The recipients’ friends and family are also invited to attend. Visit here to purchase tickets.


Does your scholarship come with an internship?

It depends on the agency or the scholarship donor. Unfortunately, many internship programs will be filled before the scholarship winners are notified in April.