Advertising/ marketing scholarship open to students

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Successful applicants will receive $1,500.

Students in Fanshawe’s marketing and advertising-related programs, take note.

The annual Ad Standards Scholarship of $1,500 is open for applications until Feb. 28 from post-secondary students enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college. Successful applicants must display a commitment to volunteerism, a record of academic excellence and an interest in pursuing a career in advertising or marketing.

“At Ad Standards, we’re committed to supporting the next generation of Canadian advertisers and marketers,” said communications manager Christian Campbell. “If you’re interested in a career in those fields, and are enrolled in an advertising or marketing program, we encourage you to apply!”

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Ad Standards Canada is the industry’s self-regulating body created to ensure the integrity and viability of advertising in Canada. The scholarship honours Robert E. Oliver, first president of the organization and a pioneer of Canadian advertising self-regulation.

According to Campbell, applying for this year’s scholarship is easier than ever.

“Recently, we’ve made the application process much more simple and cost-effective, by now asking for only one accompanying essay (instead of two) and no longer requiring an official transcript with the initial submission. We’d really like as many students as possible to take advantage of this opportunity,” he said.

The application submission deadline is Feb. 28. Go to adstandards.ca/scholarship for information on how to apply.