The Josh Nichol Memorial Scholarship provides financial aid to ambitious graduating high school seniors from the Oakland Unified School District who are inspired to pursue a career in advertising and marketing. Because the best way to honor an outstanding leader is to create more of them.
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Not every generation of advertising gets a leader like Josh Nichol—fearless, generous, larger than life.
But every generation deserves one.
For more than 40 years, Josh Nichol made a lasting impression on clients and colleagues alike in some of San Francisco’s top advertising agencies. He passed away at the height of his career, as CEO of H&L Partners, where he helped create a collaborative culture, a talented team, and a family environment.
Josh was an industry icon, but he cared more about seeing others succeed. So the Josh Nichol Memorial Scholarship was established in his name to celebrate excellence, reward curiosity, and propel the next generation of leaders in advertising and marketing.
Eligible students with an interest in pursuing a career in one of the following fields:
This scholarship is open to eligible graduating high school seniors from the Oakland Unified School District planning to attend a fully accredited community college, four-year college/university, or a vocational/technical training program.