CAS/MAS Scholarships


Did you know that only a small percentage of industry professionals have obtained their CAS or MAS designation?  CAS stands for Certified Advertising Specialist and MAS stands for Master Advertising Specialist. For more information on this program (managed and administered by PPAI), please see PPAI's Website..

UMAPP prides itself on being able to offer a scholarship program to our members who wish to pursue their CAS or MAS designations.  There are up to two scholarships awarded each year,  Recipients have their choice of attending a PPAI-sponsored education program with a maximum reimbursement amount of $1,500. Staff of UMAPP members are eligible to apply.   

  • Visit PPAI's website to view their education events (an example is the North American Leadership Conference). 

Applicants pay for expenses and submit receipts to UMAPP for reimbursement.  



Collegiate Scholarships


UMAPP awards up to four collegiate scholarships each year to deserving students as just another one of the member benefits through the Association.   Each scholarship is $1,500!  The scholarship is payable in the late summer/fall for tuition.  Available to staff of member companies, and their immediate children (no grandchildren).  

Scholarship America administers the program, reviews all applications, verifies transcripts, and works with the schools to award the funds.   


2018 Collegiate Application - Due April 1, 2018

Collegiate Scholarship Rules 


Congratulations to the
2017 - 2018 Academic Year Winners 


Hailey J. Gross 

Daughter of H.A. Gross of Plaza Printers, Urbandale, IA. 

Hailey attends the University of Northern Iowa and is majoring in Education.  Her graduation date is 5/2019.  


Rachel Knutson

Daughter of Ward Knutson of Storm Creek, Hastings, MN 

Rachel will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will be majoring in Chemistry.  Her graduation date is 5/2021.