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This Scholarship Will Help Make Your Creative Career Path Dreams Come True

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If you’re looking to pursue a career that requires some creative skill in an exciting field, there’s a perfect opportunity out there to give you a boost. Inspired by the first female copywriter who revolutionized the creative advertising industry, J. Walter Thompson’s Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship gives five female students the chance to follow in her footsteps.

Winning the scholarship gets you up to $10,000; a paid internship at JWT, a leading advertising agency; a personal mentor; and a “first look” for placement upon graduation. And the best part? Applying is easy. All you need to do is provide a short personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and show off your talent in a few work samples.

Wonder how winning this award could pave the right path for you? Some past recipients shared thoughts on their learning experiences and success. Here’s what they had to say:

They are ambitious to make a difference. Limah Taeb, a 2016 recipient for North America said the scholarship made her “feel empowered to pursue opportunities that help [make] a positive impact on the industry and the world.”

They have the confidence to believe the possibilities are limitless. Along with sparking change, the scholarship aims to represent women of diverse academic backgrounds. Yanci Wu, 2016 recipient for Asia Pacific, had an important message for all: “I would like to tell international, minority, and female students that nothing and no one can prevent us from achieving anything besides our own doubt and fear.”

They have proper guidance. “I think it is a crucial part for anyone who is trying to figure out their career path to have someone they look up to and can learn from,” said Nadia Izazi, 2015 recipient for North America, reflecting on mentors that made her stronger. “I heard about how crazy it could be working in an advertising agency… But it was not like how I expected at all. My team was the most supportive people I have ever worked with.”

They have a vision for the future. 2016 Europe recipient Manuela Róndon said the journey allowed her to focus her energy on living and exploring as part of the creative process. And to put it quite simply, Tasneem Karamallah, 2016 recipient for Middle East and Africa, said having the opportunity will continue to push her further.

The deadline for applications is May 14. Don’t miss your chance to be #TheNextHLR – click here to learn more about the program and apply now!

Marisa Ross is a proud Gator alumna from the University of Florida's College of Journalism, where she had the privilege of working with the UFL chapter of Her Campus as a writer, blogger, and editor. Shortly after graduating in 2015, she spent some time abroad teaching English in Madrid, Spain, and voluteering with the press team for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Currently, Marisa resides in South Florida and is thrilled to be a part of Her Campus yet again, this time as the Branded Content Specialist for Integrating Marketing with the national team. In her free time, she stays active by training for races, playing volleyball, and doing anything outdoors or on the water. And if she's not daydreaming about her next travel itinerary, she's probably embarking on a cultural adventure to explore new cities, cuisines, and activities.
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Lexi is Associate, Integrated Marketing at Her Campus Media. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2016 where she studied Journalism and Communication. Prior to joining the national team, Lexi was a contributor and social media editor for the Her Campus chapter at UMass Amherst. Her Digital Marketing internship at Elle Magazine inspired her to pursue a career in marketing. In her free time Lexi enjoys catching up on her favorite fashion blogs, running, reading and planning her next adventure.