Advertising Federation of Gainesville Scholarships

The Advertising Federation of Gainesville Scholarship Fund was established to award scholarships to advertising students with financial needs who are enrolled in local universities and high schools, and to sponsor AdFed educational programs. The fund helps endow several scholarships at the University of Florida, Santa Fe College and the local high school programs.

The scholarship is designed to assist deserving students and foster leadership, service, determination, commitment and creativity. To qualify, a student must be a senior at any Alachua County high school who will be attending an accredited college or university and will major in the areas of marketing, communications, journalism and/or advertising or a current college student in those majors.

To do that, we need your help, so please make your tax-deductible donation today.

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Recent Recipients


The local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, the Advertising Federation of Gainesville, has announced the 2008-2009 Santa Fe College recipients of the Ad Fed Graphic Design Scholarships.

Winners were chosen based on their program GPA, commitment to The field of graphic design and unanimous recommendation by their instructors.

This year’s Santa Fe College recipients are Brittany Heeder and Tamara Weber. Congratulations to both and good luck in your future design careers!

Susan Dixon Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Susan Dixon Smith Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jessica Thomas, a student at the University of Florida. Jessica received this scholarship and an additional supplement check to help fund her studies. The memorial scholarship was set up in the name of Sue Smith, a member of Ad Fed who passed away after a fight with cancer.

All of the money that was given for scholarships was raised by purchases from the Advertising Auction held this past May. We thank our members for donating advertising space, production and items so that we can be this generous to students.