Scholarship Awards


Bill Hill Scholarship Award

Advertising, Public Relations, Graphics & Design, Marketing and Communications Majors


The purpose of the AAFSC Bill Hill Scholarship is to honor our first local president and Silver Medal recipient with a college scholarship award, in his name, to a student who has shown a career interest in the advertising or related field.


One $1,000 award will be available for one year only. No more than one scholarship will be awarded to the same individual. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipients.


  1. All applicants must be a full-time student at a local high school, college or university, reside in Brevard County, Florida, and be a US citizen.
  2. High School applicants must be in a class or course related to advertising, marketing, communication, film, website development or other related track and graduating in 2023.
  3. College applicants must be in an upper division advertising, marketing, communication, film, website development or other related track and slated for graduation not earlier that the following fall semester.
  4. Applicants must fill in the entire application and provide all the requested materials.
  5. Membership is not required but recommended. Students who are not currently members of AAFSC are invited to complete both applications (membership and scholarship). Student member dues are $10 per year.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated interest in advertising or a related field of study
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Sample of work (1 minimum)
  4. Academic standing (minimum required cumulative GPA of 3.50)

Application Requirements

To be considered for an AAFSC Bill Hill Scholarship Award, applicants must complete an application and return it to AAFSC by April 15. The applicant must include:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. Two letters of recommendation with at least one from a teacher or school official.
  3. Sample of your work (1 minimum) in any related advertising field of study as mentioned in the Eligibility statement above.
  4. A current official academic transcript from local school as mentioned above.
  5. Personal Statement: please include a 250-500 word statement describing your advertising/creative/marketing career goals.

If you need more time for certain items, please contact us immediately.

Submission of Application Form

The application form starts on page 2 of this form. Please fill it out completely, sign and mail or scan with all other documents to Include the last name of the applicant as part of the file name.

Alternatively, completed printed applications may be mailed to:

American Advertising Federation Space Coast

P.O. Box 361435

Melbourne, Florida 32936-1435

Submission of Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be sent as pdf files (with the name of the applicant as part of the file name) directly from the author to Alternatively, letters can be mailed to the same address listed above. The letter should indicate the capacity in which the letter writer knows the applicant, e.g. as a student, employee, or other capacity. 

Questions about the application process may be directed to or to 321-536-8252.

Application Form 

Bill Hill Scholarship Award Application 2024


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