Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship!

Follow this link to apply!

If you think you’re not good enough to win a scholarship, this just might be the one for you! The Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship is not about how good you are, it’s about how good you want to become. Potential, effort and desire, that’s what we’re looking for!

Mission Statement

The Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship seeks to provide mentorship and financial assistance to talented undergraduate students of design, advertising, illustration, and photography.

About the Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund was started through AIGA Austin in 2015 to honor the spirit of Maura Rose Kampa, a bright young artist and design student and the daughter of David and Marcellina Kampa, active members of the Austin design and advertising communities.


Our objective is to annually recognize one design, advertising, photography, or illustration college student who showcases great craft, financial need, and an audacity and commitment to a future as a creative career professional.


All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Undergraduate student of design, advertising, illustration, or photography in Central Texas
  • Have one full semester of study remaining
  • Show financial need
  • Be a member of either AIGA and/or Ad Fed


One student will be awarded a one-time gift of $2,000 toward tuition or other college expenses. The student will also receive a mentorship with award-winning CEO and Design Director Jose Canales of Canales & Co. Two runners-up will each be awarded $150 VISA gift cards.


Applications are currently OPEN! Apply at the link above until Tuesday, June 1, 2021.


If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund, click the button below.


If you would like to donate by check, please make payable to AIGA Austin MRK Scholarship Fund and mail to:

AIGA Austin
PMB 549 815-A Brazos St
Austin, Texas 78701

The Maura Rose Kampa Scholarship is a partnership between AIGA Austin and the Austin Advertising Federation.