Student earns scholarship from Philadelphia Ad Club

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A Penn State student earned a scholarship from the Philadelphia Advertising Club as part of the organization’s annual competition for college students from Pennsylvania.

Emily Burke, a junior advertising major from West Chester, Pa., became the second Penn State student honored by the program in the past three years. After an application and interview process during which she competed against 15 other students from across the state, Burke earned a $2,500 scholarship.

“It was pretty exciting news. I feel honored to represent Penn State,” Burke said. During an interview with five members of the Philadelphia Advertising Club, she discussed her plans in advertising and her experiences during her time at Penn State.

Burke serves as president of the AdClub, Penn State’s Donald W. Davis Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). She has been a member of the group since her freshman year. In addition, she was a member of the AAF competition team, which created an ad campaign for Mary Kay Cosmetics as part of the national competition this spring. Burke also serves as a peer mentor in the College of Communications and is a member of the Trilogy, a special interest group that supports the Penn State Dance Marathon.

The Philadelphia Advertising Club is the largest professional advertising organization in Philadelphia and a member of the American Advertising Federation. Members feel passionately about recognizing and rewarding outstanding student achievements in the advertising and communications fields. The group awarded a total of $42,000 in scholarship money this year.

Last Updated April 17, 2014