Applications for 2018 are now closed

OH AND ALSO...

  • AN INTERNSHIP AT
    J. WALTER THOMPSON
  • ONE-ON-ONE
    MENTORSHIP
  • FIRST-LOOK PLACEMENT
    UPON GRADUATION

HELEN LANSDOWNE
RESOR SCHOLARSHIP

$10,000for five creative women

apply now

SO, WHO'S HELEN?

A game changer, that's who.

It started in 1908, when Helen Lansdowne was hired by J. Walter Thompson Cincinnati as the industry's first female copywriter.

She soon moved to the New York office, where she rose through the ranks as a creative powerhouse.

She hired and mentored dozens of creative women, ensuring that the female voice was represented in J. Walter Thompson's work.

#SQUADGOALS

Are you ready to follow in her footsteps?

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?

  • Female students registered at an undergraduate, graduate, and/or portfolio school
  • At least 12 months of school left as of Jun 14, 2018

WHAT'S NEEDED?

  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • 3-5 creative samples
apply now

THROW YOUR HEADBAND IN THE RING

could you be #TheNextHLR?

What is the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship?

It's your big break. Your shot to steer the future of advertising. Here's what you'll get if you win:
  • A scholarship up to $10,000 to put towards your education
  • An internship at a JWT office
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • First-look placement at JWT after graduation

Who is the program for?

In short, badass women studying creativity. Oh, and you also have to:
  • Be a registered student at an undergraduate, graduate, and/or portfolio school with at least 12 months of school left as of May 14, 2018
  • Show creative talent and potential in a course of study like Art Direction, Copywriting, Design, Experiential Design, Sculpture, Film, etc. Basically, if you think it applies to you, it probably does
  • Maintain satisfactory academic and creative progress as determined by your school

Where do I need to live to participate?

Anywhere! As long as you meet the above criteria.

Do I need to be taking marketing or advertising classes
to apply?

No, you just need to be studying creativity, and have an interest in a career in advertising.

How do I apply?

Click here to complete the application. You'll have to submit your application form, a personal statement, a letter of recommendation and 3–5 creative samples by Jun 14, 2018.

When you say creative samples...

That's 3–5 examples of the work that best showcases your creativity. Remember, quality over quantity, so choose wisely. And no, these do not have to be ads.

What's the personal statement?

It's a free pass to brag about yourself. Tell us about your background, passions, and what makes you the next Helen Lansdowne Resor.

How should my professors provide their recommendations?

You can submit your recommendations through the application form. Fair warning…we may contact your references for verification. If your reference wants to submit their recommendation directly to us, contact hlrscholarship@jwt.com.

Where's the money coming from?

Scholarships are paid out by the 4A's Foundation. Founded in 1917, the 4A's is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. In 1997, they established the 4A's Foundation, which has been investing in education and providing financial support, primarily through scholarships, for future multicultural advertising and media executives.

How is the scholarship paid out?

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) will make up to $10,000 in payments directly to your school. You'll just need to give us the contact information for your school's financial services department.

What is J. Walter Thompson?

J. Walter Thompson Company was founded in 1864 and has been making pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business for more than 150 years. Today the company has evolved to include several global networks including J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Mirum and Colloquial.

What if I have more questions?

Email hlrscholarship@jwt.com. There's a real person behind that email address, so be nice!
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