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PR Undergrad and Graduate Scholarships

PR Undergrad and Graduate Scholarships

PRSSA News
The Lagrant Foundation Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary by Awarding $150,000 in Scholarship
September 24, 2013

Originally Published: www.prssa.org

TLF will award 20 scholarships to ethnically diverse college students from across the U.S.

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 6, 2013) — The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) is now accepting applications for the 2013 – 2014 scholastic year for ethnically diverse undergraduate and graduate student. Applicants must be pursuing degrees in advertising, marketing or public relations. For the first time in the history of the Foundation, the scholarship will be open to the following additional majors: anthropology, art, communications, English, graphic design and sociology. Students who major in one of the previously mentioned categories must still be pursuing careers in advertising, marketing or public relations. The deadline to submit applications is February 28, 2014 via www.lagrantfoundation.org.

TLF will award $150,000 in scholarships to 40 students: 20 undergraduates will receive $2,500 each and 20 graduates will receive $5,000 each.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must be African American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic/Latino. Students must also be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in advertising, marketing or public relations. The following additional majors also qualify but are required to demonstrate students are pursuing a career in advertising, marketing or public relations: anthropology, art, communications, English, graphic design or sociology. Undergraduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and graduates must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Those selected to receive the scholarship must be available to attend all TLF scholarship events and make a commitment to maintain contact with the Foundation for assistance with professional development. All requirements are explained on www.lagrantfoundation.org. Scholarship recipients are expected to be advocates of TLF by spreading information about its various resources for future generations of minority students to benefit.

The 40 recipients will receive a trip to Minneapolis, where they will participate in a welcome dinner on May 18, 2014. On May 19, 2014, students will partake in a daylong career development workshop hosted by Carmichael Lynch followed by TLF’s 16th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception. They will have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals during the reception and network with top executives from the communications industry. Students will participate in a second career development workshop hosted by Cargill on May 20, 2014.

TLF was founded in 1998 by Mr. Kim L. Hunter to address the gross lack of ethnic representation in the communications industry. Through his efforts, TLF has provided 221 scholarships totaling in $1.56 million nationwide and helped launch over 200 internships and entry-level careers in the advertising, marketing or public relations industry.

The deadline to apply is February 24, 2014. Visit The Lagrant Foundation website here.

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