Junior Marilee Gallagher Receives $2,500 Scholarship from the Philly Ad Club

Release Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Junior Marilee Gallagher, a communications major from Fort Washington, Pa. was selected by the Philly Ad Club to receive a $2,500 Philly’s Future Scholarship Award. Kelly was one of 17 students from Philadelphia area colleges and universities to receive the scholarship, which includes mentoring and internship opportunities as well as a complimentary one-year membership to the Philly Ad Club. 


The Philly’s Future Scholarship Awards are presented annually to students who demonstrate high personal, professional and academic achievements and are nominated by a professor from his or her school. Seventeen eligible students were nominated from 15 different colleges and universities across the greater Philadelphia region for the awards.


“The Philadelphia Ad Club is an amazing organization that supplies that important link for communications and marketing students to the real world of work,” says Susan Magee, MFA, assistant professor of communications. “Aside from her stellar grade point average and her indispensable contribution as sports editor to our college's newspaper, Marilee truly has a passion for sports writing. She is already a professional blogger for The Bleacher Report and is building a loyal readership. She is a very determined young woman. I am proud that she won a Philly Ad Club Scholarship but not at all surprised.”


The Philly Ad Club, a non-profit organization, has served the Philadelphia industry's communication professionals with distinction for the past 65 years. It is one of the region's largest and most active trade associations, with more than 2,000 members. It represents Greater Philadelphia Advertising, Interactive, and Media buying agencies, including broadcast and print media.