J. Walter Thompson/Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship

The Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship is an international opportunity that addresses the lack of female creative leadership in the ad industry by empowering female college students with the support they need to join advertising's creative ranks. Named after Helen Lansdowne Resor, our and the industry's first female copywriter, the Scholarship was established in partnership with the 4A's in 2014. Each year, it awards five individual scholarships up to USD 10,000. Additionally, each recipient will be offered a paid summer internship with a JWT office in her respective region; a JWT mentor, and a first look placement consideration upon graduation. Since 2014, 10 young women from diverse academic backgrounds and across six regions have been named recipients of the HLR Scholarship. To be eligible, an applicant must be female; be registered as a student at a participating undergraduate and/or portfolio school and be no less than 12 months from completion of their degree at May 14, 2017; show creative talent and promise; and maintain satisfactory academic and creative progress as determined by their school.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
May 14
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Graduate students, Postgraduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

J. Walter Thompson
466 Lexington Avenue
City, State, Zip
New York, NY , 10017

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