Students & Scholarship


So you’re ready to carve out a career in the creative world of creativity, but you’re not quite sure how, or where to make the first contact. Student membership in the Ad Club of Western Mass is a no-brainer because it gives you the perfect platform for showcasing your strengths and making a personal pitch to people already in the business.

For roughly the cost of a movie, soda, and popcorn, you’ll receive the same awesome benefits as our more (ahem) seasoned members.


The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts also supports future generations of creative professionals with an annual scholarship. It’s awarded to one or more deserving western Massachusetts high school graduates going to college to study communication arts.

2021 Scholarship Winner Announced

The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce a $1,000 communications scholarship was awarded in 2021 to MacKenzie Martel, a graduate of Franklin County Technical High School. Read more here.

About the Scholarship (full details available in early 2022)

Western Massachusetts seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or technical school to study advertising, communications, marketing or graphics arts and will be attending in September 2022 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship must be applied against tuition and fees at the school. Candidates will be judged on academic performance, extracurricular 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.

Completed scholarship applications and all support materials for 2022 must be submitted to the Ad Club, postmarked by to be announced. Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts, and are considered final. The scholarship will be awarded at the Ad Club’s Creative Awards show in May.

The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts is the premier organization for all marketing and communications professionals in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. The Club offers its members the ability to advance and enrich the advertising community, by acting as a catalyst for idea exchange, professional development, and creative energy. The Club creates a forum for members to learn, network, recognize achievement and give back to build a stronger advertising and marketing community.

The Ad Club believes we can promote a tradition of excellence in future generations of communications professionals, and we look forward to making this important contribution.


(Updated 8/3/2021)