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Maura Rose Scholarship

If you think you’re not good enough to win a scholarship, this just might be the one for you! The Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship is not about how good you are, it’s about how good you want to become. Potential, effort and desire, that’s what we’re looking for!


The scholarship fund was started through AIGA Austin in 2015 to honor the spirit of Maura Rose Kampa, a bright young artist and design student and the daughter of David and Marcellina Kampa, active members of the Austin design and advertising communities.


Our objective is to annually recognize one design, advertising, photography, or illustration college student who showcases great craft, financial need, and an audacity and commitment to a future as a creative career professional.


All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Undergraduate student of design, advertising, illustration, or photography in Central Texas
  • Have one full semester of study remaining
  • Show financial need
  • Be a member of either AIGA and/or AAF Austin


One student will be awarded a one-time gift of $2,000 toward tuition or other college expenses. The student will also receive a mentorship with award-winning CEO and Design Director Jose Canales of Canales & Co. Two runners-up will each be awarded $150 VISA gift cards.

American Education Sponsorship (AES) Fund


AAF Austin supports the UT and TXST National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) teams by donating to the AAF District 10 American Education Sponsorship (AES) Fund. Help support this unique educational program and two of the winningest NSAC teams in the nation by becoming an AES Supporter. AAF Austin is also supporting HTU in helping them build another winning NSAC team.

Austin Community College Scholarship

Past AAF Austin President, Dave Claunch started the Didi Stuart Endowed Scholarship to commemorate the passing of GSD&M Graphic Artist, Didi Stuart.

Past AAF Austin President, Dave Claunch started the Didi Stuart Endowed Scholarship to commemorate the passing of GSD&M Graphic Artist, Didi Stuart.


To assist students enrolled in the ACC Visual Communication program.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA overall.
  • Financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office).
  • Successfully completed Visual Communication coursework equal to 16 hours toward a degree or 12 hours toward a certificate.


  1. Successfully complete a minimum of six hours with a 3.0 GPA each semester.
  2. Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books.
  3. May only be used toward a degree or certificate in Visual Communication at ACC.
  4. Scholarship must be used within one academic year.
  5. Re-application necessary each academic year.

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