The American Advertising Federation – Houston (AAF-Houston) and the Advertising Education Foundation of Houston (AEFH) presented scholarships totaling $18,500. to eleven deserving college students at the AAF-Houston monthly luncheon on May 18th at the Junior League of Houston. Honoring students who are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in advertising, communications, journalism, radio and TV, commercial art, marketing, public relations or related fields, AAF-Houston presented scholarships to students who may be returning to the Houston area following graduation.
The AEFH supports education through granting scholarships to undergraduate and post-graduate students. Scholarships were given in amounts ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 per award. Scholarships are awarded to the most qualified students within the guidelines of financial need, GPA, written communications skills, and general community and volunteer activities. Students must also have demonstrated commitment to the communications industry with internship or work experience, and participation in communications-focused professional or campus organizations.
Categories and recipients for this year’s scholarships include: AEFH Scholarship- Béne Petty, University of Houston; Bill and Sharon Young Media Education Scholarship- Kantaya Koythong, University of Texas and Brittany Hooey, Sam Houston State; Brett Elliott Education Fund, Alexandra Carreno, University of Texas; FKM Marketing Communications Scholarship- Mike Le, University of Houston; Houston Media Classic Education Fund- Kristy Nguyen, Texas Tech; Jean Brown Scholarship Fund- Kristina Casey, Texas A&M; Locke Bryan Director's Scholarship- Ngoc Nguyen, University of Houston; Lopez Negrete Hispanic Marketing Educations Scholarship- Jamie Alvizar, University of Houston; Saurage Research Academic Distinction Scholarship- Julio Salonga, University of Houston; 4-Guys Interactive Scholarship- Kristina Pontious, Texas A&M.
About the American Advertising Federation – Houston
The American Advertising Federation – Houston
is an association of advertising professionals encompassing all disciplines in the advertising, marketing and communications industries. Founded in 1911, the American Advertising Federation - Houston is one of the oldest service organizations in Houston. Today, with a membership of approximately four hundred advertising professionals, the group takes an active role in the community both locally and through its affiliation with the American Advertising Federation
(AAF), a 50,000 member national association of advertising professionals.
Left to Right: Béne Petty of U of H; Jaime Alvizar of U of H; Ngoc Nguyen of U of H; Alexandra Carreno of the University of Texas; Kristina Casey of Texas A&M; Kristy Nguyen of Texas Tech; Mike Le of U of H; Brittany Hooey of Sam Houston State.