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The Home Depot and American Advertising Federation partner in cultivating the next generation of ad professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Fourteen multicultural students received $5,000 scholarships from The Home Depot and the American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism.   

Congratulations to the 14 recipients of the 2011 The Home Depot Most Promising Minority Students scholarship!

Radiance Basden, Junior at The University of South Carolina       
Joseph  Evertz, Junior at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Hill, Junior at Claflin University        
Samaiyah Islam, Junior at The University of Oklahoma   
Tiffany  Lettsome, Junior at Florida State University        
Nicole Narvaez, Junior at Florida State University             
Alison Neufang, Junior at Syracuse University    
Samaya Nichols, Junior at Northwood University              
Jennifer Noonan, Junior at The University of California, Los Angeles       
Brianna Randall, Junior at The University of Georgia        
Derek Smith, Sophomore at The University of Memphis               
Candace Smith, Junior at Howard University       
Sarah Wang, Junior at Murray State University  
Louise Zhang, Junior at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

The Home Depot Most Promising Minority Students scholarship was established in 2009 to recognize deserving underclassman multicultural students pursuing advertising, marketing or communications as a career path.  “Our goal is for those scholarship recipients to be chosen as one of our 50 Most Promising Students by their senior year” states Tiffany Foxworth, program manager for the Mosaic Center.  “Last year, seven out of the fourteen scholarship winners were inducted into the Most Promising Class of 2011.”  

About Mosaic Center
The AAF Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism implements all AAF multicultural and diversity initiatives and is the only national ad industry resource of its kind. The Center was formed to expand AAF's well-established leadership capabilities on multicultural marketing/advertising and diversity issues. The Center's mission includes development of new programs and services to meet evolving corporate and governmental needs for education, strategic recommendations and access to business and human resources. The AAF Mosaic Council serves as the advisory board to the Center.

About the American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 214 college chapters, the AAF provides 7,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at www.aaf.org.


For more information about the program, please contact mosaic@aaf.org.