The pitch

The Pitch is a yearly competition between the advertising clubs at area colleges and universities.  A non-profit is chosen that has marketing and advertising needs, and the students create a marketing plan to pitch. The winning schools were given money towards bettering their school's program.

The Pitch 2019

Student scholarships

A large part of our mission is to gift scholarships to exceptional students that are majoring in an advertising related field.  We believe that the contribution of scholarships to the education of students in the Fort Wayne area is an investment in our advertising community.  Scholarships are given through The Pitch and at the annual Silver Award Luncheon.

Scholarships are given at the Silver Award Luncheon every year.  Students apply, send in their portfolio, and are selected by a committee on the board. Scroll down for more info or apply now.

Eligibility Requirements 

Applicant must be a United States Citizen

Applicant must be a Full-time (Minimum of 12 hours per semester) college student, registered in an advertising or marketing related field. (See list below—if you do not see your major listed below but believe you may still qualify, please contact the committee to check your eligibility.)

  • Advertising

  • Marketing

  • Public Relations

  • Communications

  • Graphic Design

  • Video Production

  • Telecommunications

  • Web Design


Applicant must maintain residence or attend an accredited college or university in one of the following Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley.

Application must be postmarked by Friday, March 23, 2018.


  • Winners will be notified by April 30.

  • Applicant for scholarship must apply each academic year.

  • Scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee of advertising professionals and approved by the Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne, Inc. Board of Directors. 

  • Applicant must include three to four samples of his/her work with his/her application. This can be submitted on CD, website link, or in hard copy with the application.

  • Application materials will not be returned. Please do NOT send original work.

  • Applicant must currently be a college freshman, sophomore or junior.

Amount of scholarship

$1,000 or more, based on money available (to be paid directly to the student for school-related expenses) and depending on the number of applicants and final decision of the Scholarship Committee. All decisions by the Scholarship Committee are final. 

Please download the application attached if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.