Student Scholarship Opportunity

$500 Scholarship for 2019-2020 academic year and a

1 year membership to AAF Northeast Tennessee (July 1, 2019 – July 1, 2020) worth $240

Application Process (Application deadline December 1, 2018):

  • Complete application form 
  • Must be Sophomore or Junior
  • Must be declared major in advertising-related discipline: Marketing, PR, Advertising, Communications, Digital Media, Graphic Design
  • Must have a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Submit 500-1000 word statement of scholarship need. Statement must describe the student’s passion, vision, or drive for their chosen field of study.
    •  Submit 500-1000 word statement of scholarship need. Statement must include the student’s:
    • Passion, vision, or drive for their chosen field of study
    • Response on how networking within the local AAF NETN club will  be beneficial
    • Awards and leadership positions
  • Either submit an Online Portfolio or Respond to 2 of the following challenge questions (500 words per question):
    • If you have a client with a limited budget, and they’re looking for ways to build their brand and grow awareness, what questions would you ask them first to determine the best strategy?
    • A client walks in with a due date a week out for a project that usually takes a month to complete. How do you handle the situation, and how would you suggest you reset their expectations?
    • When looking at a client’s web page, what kinds of things do you think are the most important to use to make an impact on visitors?
    • What is the opportunity a blog presents as a marketing tool?
    • Sometimes the market shifts, and marketing plans need to pivot, what are some ways you can check to make sure that you are making the best choices for your client?

Scholarship Application

Application deadline December 1, 2018. You will be notified in February if you have been chosen. Thank you for entering!
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Must be PDF format. Statement must describe the student’s passion, vision, or drive for their chosen field of study.
  • Submit One of the Following:

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Must be PDF format. Choose 2 questions and submit 500 words per question.

AAF District 7 Education Scholarships


Jan Gardner Scholarship

The Jan Gardner Memorial Scholarship recognizes academically talented students in advertising-related disciplines, helping them complete their undergraduate education. Reflective of the competitive world of business, the Jan Gardner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis, rather than solely by recommendation.

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Mosaic Scholarship

Each year the American Advertising Federation (AAF)District 7 awards the Mosaic Scholarship. The award recognizes academically talented students from backgrounds and experiences that offer a varying perspective in advertising-related disciplines by providing financial help in completing their undergraduate education.

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Job Shadowing Opportunities

If you would like to offer a job shadowing opportunity to students in our area, please fill out this form:

Job Shadowing

Professional Portfolio Review – April 17, 2018

April 17th, 2018, 6-8pm
Holiday Inn in Johnson City

Enter via Conference Center Entrance

Students RSVP by noon 4/16
Pros RSVP by 5PM 4/9

AAF NETN invites students to bring their resumes and portfolios to be reviewed by industry professionals from around the region. There is no charge for students or professionals, and you do not have to be an AAF member to attend.

In the past our professional reviewers included freelancers and hiring managers from Creative Energy, Ntara, Eastman, Bed in a Box, Bristol Motor Speedway, Hillhouse Graphic Design and other regional agencies and businesses.

Students – Looking for an internship or entry-level position? This is a great way to gain critical feedback on your work and your presentation. It is an excellent way to make connections that could be useful as you begin your job or internship search!

Pros – You are the key to make this event successful. It provides a unique opportunity to give back and to identify up-and-coming talent right here in our region. If you would like to serve as one of the reviewing professionals please sign up and win a door prize.

Format – It will be a speed round experience. You will visit with one professional and talk for about 10 minutes and then move on to the next professional. Light refreshments will be provided. We plan to provide wireless Internet access, but be
prepared if this isn’t an option.

Advice: To ensure you have a meaningful experience, do the following:

  1. RSVP
  2. Save the Date
  3. Get your resume and portfolio in order
  4. Dress for success
  5. Arrive on time. Event begins at 6PM.

**Note: Priority will be given to students who RSVP. Those students who do not RSVP may not have an opportunity to meet the pros. RSVP Now: