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KC Ad Club Foundation Scholarship Application 2023-24

Knowledge is Empowerment

This is a truth we embrace at the KC Ad Club, and it's a truth we'd like to spread, which is why our Foundation was established after the sale of our downtown building at 9th & Balitmore in the 1980's. Those funds have been used ever since to promote and provide for advertising education, especially in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Foundation was initially funded by the KC Ad Club. Since then, generous individuals have stepped forward and contributed to the growth of the Foundation's assets, along with additional contributions from the Club.

Every year, the Foundation awards scholarships to those college student applicants who show an intense and earnest desire to empower themselves with knowledge of the advertising, communications, marketing or graphic arts industries.

The Foundation Scholarship includes:
  • Financial assistance of $750 per semester
  • The support and counsel of a mentor from the membership of the KC Ad Club
  • One-year membership in the KC Ad Club and AAF National
  • Invitations to attend all regular program activities at no cost while in school (excludes annual American Advertising Awards show)
  • All event and other emails from the Club
To be eligible, students must:
  • Be at least a junior (3rd year) in the fall of 2022 - seniors in fall 2022 that are graduating in December 2022 are also eligible for one semester scholarships
  • Be majoring in an advertising industry-related field
  • Be enrolled at an eligible school, including:
    • Avila University
    • Benedictine College
    • Evangel University
    • Fort Hays State University
    • Johnson County Community College
    • Kansas City Art Institute
    • Kansas State University
    • Lincoln University (Jefferson City)
    • Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC)
    • Missouri State University
    • Missouri Valley College
    • Missouri Western State University
    • Northwest Missouri State University
    • Park University
    • Pittsburg State University
    • Rockhurst University
    • University of Central Missouri
    • University of Kansas 
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Missouri - Kansas City
    • Washburn University
    • Wichita State University
    • William Jewell College
The application will take you 30 to 60 minutes to complete. You can complete part of it and come back to finish later if you wish - use the link at the top right if so. Please contact Kyle Rohde, Foundation president, at if you have questions. All applications must be complete by 11:59 PM on Friday, March 4, 2022