To date, The ADVERTISING Club Foundation has funded more than $1.5 million in grants and scholarships. The Foundation continues to be committed to supporting and recruiting the brightest young minds into our industry. The Foundation's educational program provides undergraduate scholarships and internships along with other educational opportunities for the future leaders of our industry. Current programs include the Advertising Person of the Year and Glenn C. Smith Scholarship.
Annually, students from the New York area apply for the opportunity to be the recipient of this $5,000 scholarship in the name of our "Advertising Person of the Year / Silver Medal Award." Students from the following NY schools are eligible to apply for the grant:
Baruch College, City College of New York, College of Mt. St. Vincent, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, Long Island University, New York University, New York Institute of Technology, Pace University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, St. John's University and Yeshiva University.
Applicants are reviewed by the AD Club for both academic excellence and financial need, in addition to responses to several essay questions.