If you’re looking to pursue a career that requires some creative skill in an exciting field, there’s a perfect opportunity out there to give you a boost. Inspired by the first female copywriter who revolutionized the creative advertising industry, J. Walter Thompson’s Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship gives five female students the chance to follow in her footsteps.
Winning the scholarship gets you up to $10,000; a paid internship at JWT, a leading advertising agency; a personal mentor; and a “first look” for placement upon graduation. And the best part? Applying is easy. All you need to do is provide a short personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and show off your talent in a few work samples.
Wonder how winning this award could pave the right path for you? Some past recipients shared thoughts on their learning experiences and success. Here’s what they had to say:
They are ambitious to make a difference. Limah Taeb, a 2016 recipient for North America said the scholarship made her “feel empowered to pursue opportunities that help [make] a positive impact on the industry and the world.”
They have the confidence to believe the possibilities are limitless. Along with sparking change, the scholarship aims to represent women of diverse academic backgrounds. Yanci Wu, 2016 recipient for Asia Pacific, had an important message for all: “I would like to tell international, minority, and female students that nothing and no one can prevent us from achieving anything besides our own doubt and fear.”
They have proper guidance. “I think it is a crucial part for anyone who is trying to figure out their career path to have someone they look up to and can learn from,” said Nadia Izazi, 2015 recipient for North America, reflecting on mentors that made her stronger. “I heard about how crazy it could be working in an advertising agency… But it was not like how I expected at all. My team was the most supportive people I have ever worked with.
They have a vision for the future. 2016 Europe recipient Manuela Róndon said the journey allowed her to focus her energy on living and exploring as part of the creative process. And to put it quite simply, Tasneem Karamallah, 2016 recipient for Middle East and Africa, said having the opportunity will continue to push her further.
The deadline for applications is May 14. Don’t miss your chance to be #TheNextHLR – click here to learn more about the program and apply now!