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Western Mass Ad Club offers $1,000 scholarship

Springfield The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Committee has announced that scholarship applications are now available online at www.adclubwm.org. Applications will also be available through guidance departments at high schools in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, or by contacting the Ad Club at 736-2582. Western Massachusetts seniors who have been accepted by an accredited college or technical school to study advertising, communications, marketing or graphics arts and will be attending in September 2010 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship must be applied against tuition and fees at the school. Candidates will be judged on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, community service and/or work experience, a demonstrated interest in advertising, communications, marketing or graphic design, personal recommendations and a letter of introduction outlining future plans. In 2010, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Completed scholarship applications and all support materials must be submitted to the Ad Club by May 3. Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts, and are considered final. The scholarship will be awarded at the Ad Club's June 25 professional development luncheon.