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The Brand Agency congratulates Cassie Welker on receiving the AZEdNews Scholarship


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews

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Cassie Welker, a senior at Desert Ridge High School in Gilbert Public Schools, is the latest winner of the AZEdNews Scholarship sponsored by The Brand Agency.

Welker is planning on going to Arizona State University in the next year to study digital and integrated marketing communications and submitted a one-minute video entry about what she would use the scholarship for.

“I would love to be the recipient of your scholarship because it would help fund my future,” Welker said in her entry video. “Using this scholarship money and putting it towards something that I’m passionate about would make me extremely grateful.”

The Brand Agency’s Chris Macomber congratulates Cassie Welker on winning the AZEdNews Scholarship sponsored by The Brand Agency

“I’ve worked hard all throughout high school, and I’m super excited to go on to college to work even harder and to do something that I love,” Welker said.

“With this money I could either put it towards tuition for the cost of one of my classes or I could use it to pay for some textbooks, either way around I think that it would be very beneficial and make college a lot more affordable,” Welker said.

“I know college costs a lot of money, but I’m excited to go and see where life takes me,” Welker said.

“Thank you for giving students the opportunity to apply for this scholarship,” Welker said.

The AZEdNews Scholarship sponsored by The Brand Agency is a quarterly opportunity for a public high school senior to be awarded a one-time scholarship of $500 to apply toward their post-secondary education expenses at community colleges, trade schools, and universities.

“We are extremely happy to be partnering with AZEdNews on this scholarship program and look forward to helping more students each year attain their dreams,” said Chris Macomber, CEO of The Brand Agency.

The Brand Agency is a marketing company in Phoenix that works with many different school districts and companies across the U.S. doing print, web and media advertisement and has done print and graphic development for ASBA for more than 10 years.

“We wanted to congratulate you on winning the scholarship, number one and congratulate you on taking the next steps in your education,” Macomber said to Welker.

“Thank you,” Welker said.

“Where are you planning on going to school?”
 Macomber asked Welker.

“ASU,” Welker said.

“Fantastic. What are you going to be going to school for?” Macomber asked.

“Marketing,” Welker said.

“Marketing, that’s awesome. So, do you want to do graphic design or like what part of it do you want to get into,” Macomber asked.

“Just like all of it. I really like the graphic design part, but I think like everything just interests me,” Welker said.

“I just want to congratulate you one more time and thank you for entering. Congratulations,” Macomber said.

“Thank you, I’m very grateful for it,” Welker said.

Arizona public high school seniors can apply now for AZEdNews Scholarships sponsored by The Brand Agency by submitting a video entry that is less than a minute long saying why they’d like the scholarship in from now until June 30, 2021.

Click here to apply for the AZEdNews Scholarship sponsored by The Brand Agency