The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship was established in 2015 by Collective LLC, through the O’Toole Media Awards, to support diversity in the New Media and Data Science disciplines within advertising and media.

The Fund was created in memory of former Senior Executive of Collective, Bill Caspare. Bill was a true industry innovator with over 15 years in new media/digital advertising. He was both a founding member and provided the strategic vision behind several successful digital ventures including db Ad Strategies, The Fifth Network, Oggifinoggi, and Vidible (which was acquired by AOL in 2014). In his time at Collective, he was a trusted advisor and mentor influencing and working to shape various aspects of Collective’s digital approach. Bill’s contributions to the industry as a whole will be seen in the waves of new media to come.

In 2016, two talented, diverse students will each be awarded $10,000 based on outstanding talent.

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APPLICATIONS DUE BY July 8th, 2016 at 5:00PM EST


  • Are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Are African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, Multiracial or LGBTQ
  • Are a full-time student
  • Be a rising undergraduate junior or senior or a fully enrolled graduate student at the time of application
  • A GPA of 3.25 or above
  • Interest in pursuing a career in New Media/Digital Advertising and/or Data Science

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Collective at




Nikita Metharaman, New York University