2015 International Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship for talented female creative advertising students from around the world ($250,000)

Application DEADLINE Wednesday, April 15, 2015,
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, JWT’s (and the industry’s) first female copywriter, Helen Lansdowne Resor.
• Be female
• Be registered as a student at least 18 months from graduation at one of the designated HLR participating undergraduate and/or portfolio schools (listed below)
• Show creative talent and promise
• Maintain satisfactory academic and creative progress as determined by one’s school. If the scholarship recipient leaves the school by transferring* or not completing the program, the scholarship will be revoked.
(*NOTE: If the recipient transfers to another approved school, the committee will retain the option to review, however in these transfer cases the scholarship will most likely transfer with the student.)
Eligible Schools:
  • Concordia University
  • McGill University
  • OCAD University
  • (formerly Ontario College of Art and Design)
  • Queen’s University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • Communication University of China
  • Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
  • Shanghai Normal University
  • Xiamen University
  • National Institute of Design
  • Sophia College of Women
  • Musashino Art University
  • Tama Art University
  • Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of the Arts)
  • American University of Beirut
  • American University in Dubai
  • American University in Sharjah
  • Ecole Superieure Des Sciences et Technologies du Design
  • German University in Cairo
  • Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Pretoria
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Creative Circus
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Howard University
  • Miami Ad School
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • Portfolio Center
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Miami
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Texas
  • University of Virginia
  • VCU Brandcenter
1. Application form
2. Personal statement sharing why you should be granted the scholarship (limited to one page)
3. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
4. 10-15 creative samples (recommended less than 7 MB)
  • Email your completed application packet to [email protected].
  • Please attach completed application form and all other required documents to your submission email.
  • Ensure that all required creative samples are accessible via a link (Google Drive, Dropbox, portfolio website, etc.).
  • Please include this link in your submission email.
  • Include your name and school in the subject line of your submission email. [email protected]


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship



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