Scoppechio Awards 2017 “Rise Above” Scholarship

$10,000 Scholarship Goes To Female Student

Posted on August 24, 2017

LOUISVILLE, KY – August 23, 2017– Louisville-based Scoppechio, Kentucky’s largest ad agency and one of the nation’s leading independent marketing firms, has announced this year’s recipient of its annual Rise Above scholarship to be Kathryn Tilton, a first-year MBA candidate in the University of Louisville’s College of Business.

“I am incredibly humbled and thankful to be the recipient of the Scoppechio Rise Above scholarship. The fact that it was named in honor of a woman who chartered a very successful business course here in Louisville is particularly motivating to me and I will do my best to honor it every day,” said Ms. Tilton.

“This is the third year the Rise Above scholarship has been awarded to a top female business student at the University of Louisville who has demonstrated an affinity for marketing and an understanding of the business world,” said Toni Clem, President & Chief Revenue Officer of Scoppechio. “Debbie Scoppechio was passionate about this field and very supportive of women with the love of entrepreneurship,” Clem added.

UofL’s Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Chris Stivers said, “The College of Business is very appreciative of the generous support of Scoppechio in establishing this scholarship in support of women in business. Many thanks to the Scoppechio agency for this commitment and to the inspiration that Debbie provided to so many women who are ready to blaze their own trail in business like she did.”

About Scoppechio

Founded in 1987 and one of the nation’s leading independent agencies, Scoppechio is a full-service omnichannel marketing services provider located in the heart of the Louisville business district. With billings of over $225 million and over 170 employees, it serves a broad client portfolio that includes Brown-Forman, Darden Restaurants, Yum! Brands, Gold Star Chili, Coney Island, GE Appliances, LG&E and KU Energy, Baptist Health System, Community Health Systems (CHS), and more. In addition to its headquarters in Louisville, Scoppechio office locations include Cincinnati, OH and Columbus, OH. For additional information, visit

About the College of Business, MBA Program, University of Louisville

The University of Louisville MBA program began in 1952 and currently enrolls over 160 students. The nationally recognized program is comprised of the UofL Professional MBA, Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, International MBA and the internationally ranked Entrepreneurship MBA. To learn more, visit