J. Walter Thompson Company announced today the fourth year of its Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship, a pioneering international opportunity designed to support and promote talented, creative, female advertising students.
Named after Helen Lansdowne Resor, the industry’s and J. Walter Thompson’s first female copywriter, the HLR Scholarship aims to support young women of diverse backgrounds from around the world who aspire to join the creative ranks.
In 1908 Helen Lansdowne was hired by J. Walter Thompson Cincinnati. She soon moved to the New York office, where she rose through the ranks as a creative powerhouse. More information on Helen and the Scholarship can be found here.
The 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.
Each year, it awards five individual scholarships up to $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.
Applications must be submitted here by May 14, 2018.