Through its 226 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,000 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. There are opportunities for scholarship and experience at both the local and national levels as well!

Students of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, can join our affiliate student chapter AdClub in the Tombras School of Advertising & Public Relations (membership is open to all majors at UTK).

If you do not attend UTK but are interested in resources for starting an ad club at your school or becoming an affiliate of AAF-Knoxville, email!

national opportunities

Most Promising Multicultural Students

In 1997, the AAF began the Most Promising Multicultural Student program to connect the advertising industry with the nation’s top multicultural college students. Since then, nearly a thousand students from  colleges and universities across the country have participated in this premier event. Students attribute the success in obtaining a job after graduation to the distinction that comes from participating in the Most Promising program.

Each year, the selected Most Promising Multicultural Students have an opportunity to meet with professionals from top advertisers, media companies and advertising agencies at an exclusive Most Promising Multicultural Students Recruiters Expo…(Learn More)

aaf’s campus-to-corporate talent program

It’s the common application for advertising internships! Student applications will be shared with partners across the country looking for top talent for their Summer Internships. This program is intended to provide students a real-world, hands-on experience and gain a deeper understanding of the advertising industry and provide top talent to our partner organizations.


  • Current AAF College Chapter Member
  • Junior or Senior
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA

Sam Littleton Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Sam Littleton, a long-time Knoxville media professional. It is open to students studying any field that relates to the advertising industry, such as art, photography, communications, graphic design, and more.

The total amount awarded is $1,500 for two students selected from submissions, with 1st Place receiving $1,000 and 2nd Place receiving $500. Please complete the application below to be considered for the scholarship.