Awards two-year scholarships to undergraduates at public university partners who demonstrate financial need and show a high potential to make a positive impact on the field. Encourages students to complete their undergraduate education and discover insights and analytics careers in marketing, advertising, media and research.
Connects promising students to a network of professionals working at ARF member companies. Scholars will gain access to ARF’s professional programs – including conferences, seminars, Learning Labs, Young Pros and Women in Analytics.
Scholars gain access to ARF WIDE partners offering paid summer internship opportunities, providing students a competitive advantage when entering the job market. ARF WIDE builds a talent pipeline for companies that strive for equity and inclusion among their ranks.
Program orients Scholars to the ecosystem and provides technical skill-building Learning Labs.
Networks & Support
Scholars are matched with ARF Young Pros and Senior Executives who provide career coaching and guidance.
Young Pro Coaches
ARF Young Pros are uniquely suited to serve as a bridge between the undergraduate experience and professional workforce. Young Pro Coaches will provide a relatable and approachable support system for ARF WIDE Scholars as they navigate the ARF and the industry at large.
ARF is leveraging the association’s unique network of industry leadership to further supplement the professional networks of our upperclassmen scholars.
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Students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the industry workforce
Students with demonstrated financial need
Students from underserved communities
First-generation college students
Transfers from junior college to 4-year public university
Currently enrolled in junior year in one of public universities partnering with ARF WIDE
Interested in entering fields served by the ARF: marketing, advertising, media, market research, data analytics, insights
Includes students with course or work exposure to quantitative and/or qualitative methods
To get involved or learn more about WIDE, please contact us at WIDE@thearf.org.
ARF WIDE is a program of the ARF Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable foundation. Contributions to ARF Charitable Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.