Published on April 29th, 2019 | by OAAA0
New Scholarship Recognizes Aspiring Female Leaders
The Foundation for Outdoor Advertising Research and Education (FOARE) has made a new scholarship available to female students perusing academic degrees. The Nancy Fletcher Leadership Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, will be awarded annually to a woman with a connection to the out of home (OOH) advertising industry who has demonstrated leadership qualities and skills.
The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year is June 12.
The scholarship recognizes the work of Nancy Fletcher, who has served for nearly three decades as the president and CEO OAAA. An attorney and former billboard company executive, Fletcher began her career as a lobbyist and spent more than a decade with Naegele Outdoor Advertising in various capacities, including serving as president/general manager of the Minneapolis/St. Paul division and general counsel for the parent corporation.
The scholarship, which was endowed by the Fletcher Family Foundation, is designed to recognize and encourage young women to aspire to leadership positions. Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate leadership qualities and skills through their academic life, community activities, and career goals.
“Throughout my career, I have strived to support female colleagues and all women in the workplace,” said Fletcher. “I am proud the Fletcher Family Foundation will provide this scholarship to young women who aspire to reach their goals. I look forward to seeing recipients grow, succeed, and pay it forward. When women help women, we all win.”
More than 150 students have received FOARE scholarships to pursue a higher education since the Scholarship Program was established in 2001. Applicants have received scholarships for pursuing study in a wide range of fields ranging from marketing to medical sciences.
Additional scholarships available include:
- The Allman Family Business Development, Marketing and Sales Scholarship Endowment ($5,000)
- The Ruth Segal Scholarship ($4,500)
- The Reagan Family Scholarship Endowment ($4,000)
- The Vern and Elaine Clark Outdoor Advertising Industry “Champion” Scholarship Endowment ($4,000)
- The Creative Arts/Design Scholarship ($3,000)
- Five general student scholarships ($3,000)
For more information about these scholarships and to apply, download the 2019-2020 FOARE Scholarship Application.