$250,000 International Scholarship for Female Students HLR

DEADLINE: May 31, 2015


Total prize of $250,000 USD

This prize money is shared among 5 winners, at $50,000 each.


The $250,000 international Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship will assist and promote talented female creative advertising students from around the world in honor of J. Walter Thompson’s (and the industry’s) first female copywriter, Helen Lansdowne Resor.

Helen was a true pioneer who helped push boundaries then — and now, with the creation of the scholarship in her memory.

The HLR Scholarship will award five individual $10,000 annual scholarships for a five-year program. Additionally, HLR Scholarship recipients will receive a paid summer internship between their junior and senior year at a J. Walter Thompson office in their respective region, a J. Walter Thompson mentor and a “first look” placement consideration upon graduation. The scholarship will open to applicants in Japan, China, India, the Middle East and North America.


  • Female students from any part of the world may participate.

  • Whether you're a member of any of the HLR participating schools or not, you may participate.

  • Maintain satisfactory academic and creative progress. If the recipient leaves school by transferring or by not completing the program, the scholarship will be revoked


  • Download and complete the application form here. Application can be in English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese. Completed application may be emailed to hlrscholarship@jwt.com

  • Attach application form and all requested documents to your submission email

  • Make sure that all required creative samples are accessible via a link (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, portfolio website, etc). Include this link in your submission email.

  • Application includes:

  1. Personal statement sharing why you should be granted the scholarship (limited to 1 page)
  2. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  3. 10 to 15 creative samples (recommended less than 7MB)

Find out more about this scholarship opportunity by visiting the J. Walter Thompson website here.

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