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Each year we award the Rob Branham Scholarship to students planning on entering the advertising, marketing or supporting industries.

The Advertising Club of Connecticut’s mission is to promote the highest standards of excellence in advertising and marketing throughout the state, emphasizing professionalism, educational programs and seminars, networking, social networking, scholastic mentoring, exchanging of ideas and the recognition of creative excellence.

To help achieve that goal and help encourage students to enter related fields, each year we award the Rob Branham Scholarship to students planning on entering the advertising, marketing or supporting industries. The criteria for scholastic excellence is based upon a combination of essays, referrals, extracurricular activities, SAT scores, and GPAs (see scholarship application for details). A recommendation from a member of the Advertising Club of Connecticut is helpful. Applicant must be a resident of Connecticut, but may attend school out of state. Those eligible to apply include high school seniors who will graduate in June 2019, and college students who attend an accredited college or university (including community colleges and four-year institutions). The 2019 Rob Branham Scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. Funding may be used to cover expenses incurred during the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 school years.

The Rob Branham Scholarship is promoted through CT universities and professional associations. Please also check with your family, friends and colleagues for potential candidates and encourage them to apply for this wonderful opportunity the Advertising Club has to offer.

Please download and complete the scholarship application (fillable .pdf).

Completed applications should be emailed to admin@adclubct.org with the subject line: Rob Branham Scholarship Application, (applicant name). Supporting materials should be completed/post marked by December 31, 2018 and sent to:

The Advertising Club of Connecticut, PO Box 310732 Newington, CT 06131

For more information, please contact admin@adclubct.org.

The scholarship winner will be contacted in late January and the scholarship recipient will be recognized in May at the Advertising Club of CT’s Award Show.

About Rob Branham

Rob Branham was a long time broadcaster and sales executive in CT. Rob did on-air work at WPOP, WWYZ, and other stations in CT. He was an Account Executive at WDRC, WPOP, WFSB, WTNH and WTIC TV. Rob was liked and respected by all that knew him. In the early 90s Rob was diagnosed with leukemia. He had a successful bone marrow transplant, but complications set in and he passed away in October 1993.