New Scholarship Recognizes Aspiring Female Leaders


Nicole Randall, OAAA
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New Scholarship Recognizes Aspiring Female Leaders

The Nancy Fletcher Leadership Scholarship Available to Female Students

April 29, 2019 (Washington, DC) –The Foundation for Outdoor Advertising Research and Education (FOARE) has made a new scholarship available to female students pursuing academic degrees. The Nancy Fletcher Leadership Scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, will be awarded annually to a woman with a connection to the out of home advertising (OOH) industry who has demonstrated leadership qualities and skills.

The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year is June 12.

The scholarship recognizes the work of Nancy Fletcher, who has served for nearly three decades as the president and CEO of the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA). An attorney and former billboard company executive, Fletcher began her career as a lobbyist and spent more than a decade with Naegele Outdoor Advertising in various capacities, including serving as president/general manager of the Minneapolis/St Paul division and general counsel for the parent corporation.

The scholarship, which was endowed by the Fletcher Family Foundation, is designed to recognize and encourage young women to aspire to leadership positions. Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate leadership qualities and skills through their academic life, community activities, and career goals.

“Throughout my career, I have strived to support female colleagues and all women in the workplace,” said Fletcher. “I am proud The Fletcher Family Foundation will provide this scholarship to young women who aspire to reach their goals. I look forward to seeing recipients grow, succeed, and pay it forward. When women help women, we all win.”

More than 150 students have received FOARE scholarships to pursue a higher education since the Scholarship Program was established in 2001. Applicants have received scholarships for pursuing study in a wide range of fields ranging from marketing to medical sciences.

For more information about these scholarships and to apply, download the 2019-2020 FOARE Scholarship Application.


Established in 1930, the Foundation for Outdoor Advertising Research and Education (FOARE) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation fostering research and education on issues of critical importance to the future of the OOH advertising industry and all its stakeholders.