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Undergraduate Scholarships for US Students at LAGRANT Foundation USA

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $5,000:

Criteria:

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native

Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution, carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter

*Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)

MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on public relations, marketing or advertising or must minor in communications with desire to pursue a career in public relations, marketing or advertising

Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded

If chosen, the applicant must attend The LAGRANT Foundation’s career development workshop and awards reception to receive the scholarship. Recipient must be available between indicated dates (TBD). TLF incurs the costs associated with the trip. In addition, the applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

Application Checklist:

2013 Undergraduate Scholarship Application PDF , or 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship Application DOC which includes all of the following components:

A one to two-page essay outlining your career goals and what steps you will take to increase the lack of ethnic representation in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. In addition, you must define the role of an advertising, marketing or public relations practitioner (depending on your emphasis). You can include accomplishments relevant to increasing awareness about diversity in your community.

A brief paragraph explaining college and/or community activities in which you is involved.

A brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that you has received.

*Optional: If you do not think your GPA accurately reflects your scholastic capability and achievement, then draft an essay no longer than one-page explaining the discrepancy.

A letter of reference from a college professor or internship advisor.

Your current resume.

Unofficial transcripts from your college/university; if you are selected as a finalist, you must provide official transcripts.

Applications must be submitted online only no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Applications submitted after February 28, 2013 will not be accepted!

Before you being the online application, please have all of the following documents ready to upload:

Completed Application Form PDF or Completed Application Form DOC
Resumé
Letter of Recommendation
Transcripts

For transfer students: if you are not currently enrolled in the school you will attend during the 2013/2014 academic year, you must also upload an acceptance letter to the school which includes the name of your program/major.

If you are having problems submitting your scholarship application through the website, please email your application to tlfinfo@lagrant.com . All applications must be received, via email or standard mail, by February 28, 2013 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time).

You can also FedEx your application to the following address:

The LAGRANT Foundation
600 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Please contact Nelly Alonso, Programs & Communications Associate at 323.469.8680 ext. 240 or by email at nellyalonso@lagrant.com if you have any questions.

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