Eligibility for Undergrad and Portfolio School Students

To be eligible for The Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship Program, you must be:

  1. African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian-American**, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander***, or Hispanic
  2. A sophomore or junior in an undergraduate institution, or a first-year student enrolled in a portfolio school
  3. A citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States as of the date the application is submitted
  4. A full-time student from a preferred advertising-portfolio school, such as the ones listed below****

ArtCenter College of Design
Miami Ad School
VCU Brandcenter
Portfolio Studio
School of Visual Arts
The Creative Circus
University of Texas at Austin
Savannah College of Art and Design
City College of New York
Fashion Institute of Technology

  1. A candidate for an undergraduate degree in advertising, design, or a related field who is able to provide a creative portfolio for review as an art director, copywriter, or designer
  2. A creative talent with exceptional promise
  3. An applicant from a school other than those listed above who demonstrates the aforementioned criteria