We are pleased to announce the winners of our Helen Landsdowne Resor Scholarship 2021

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Maia Buljeta – New York, USA

"Aghast, stunned and thought it was a spam email. Suspiciously I researched the auspicious email address to verify it was correct, and sure enough… Really feeling very grateful and honored to be a recipient of the Helen Landsdowne Resor scholarship."


Nikki Singh – Perth, Australia

"It is a great honour to be paralleled with a body that seeks to empower and propel females in the creative industry. I see this scholarship as an opportunity to leverage my creative intuition for good, and trail the footsteps of remarkable trailblazer, Helen Lansdowne Resor."

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Nilo Siqueira - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

"I’m so thrilled and happy with this opportunity. I feel that I’m going to learn so much and will grow as a creative worker. It is a great work opportunity that will enable me to be my best. I’m so thankful."


Bashirat Oladele – London, UK

"Winning this scholarship/internship means a lot to me as a Black woman interested in breaking into creative fields. It's an honour winning the HLR scholarship as it combines two of my passions: female empowerment and creativity."

The Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship is an international opportunity that aims to amplify historically marginalized voices in the creative industry. It provides female and non-binary college students the opportunities and support they need to successfully join the advertising industry’s creative ranks.

Helen Lansdowne Resor, the industry and Wunderman Thompson’s first female copywriter, was an unparalleled creative force during her time. Now, we’re turning to the next generation looking to take their creative bravery to the next level.

Since 2014, the global scholarship, established with the 4A’s Foundation, will award four recipients up to $10,000 towards their creative journey, plus a paid internship at a Wunderman Thompson office in their respective region, a mentor from Wunderman Thompson and a “first look” placement consideration upon graduation.

Applications for the next round open in Fall 2022.

It’s our pleasure to help share Helen’s voice with young creative women and non-binary individuals and present this scholarship in her honor. We hope that by giving them the support and mentorship they need we will enable them to join advertising’s creative ranks and create a more diverse, equitable, and truly inclusive future for our industry.

Ezinne Okoro

Global Chief Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Officer, Wunderman Thompson

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2019 Winners

Manasa Krishnan

Manasa Krishnan

"It is indeed a great honor to be associated with a community that strives to empower women in the creative domain."

South Asia HLR Recipient

Sherine Salla

Sherine Y Salla

“It’s an honor being chosen for this incredible opportunity which perfectly combines two topics I’m very passionate about; creativity and women empowerment.”

Middle East & Africa HLR Recipient

Mariana Legaspi Jimenez

Mariana Legaspi Jimenez

"This opportunity to represent creative women in design is a huge honor that I will take advantage of by continue creating and expressing myself trough art and design."

LATAM HLR Recipient

Tarika Jain

Tarika Jain

"I am honored to have received the HLR scholarship. I would like to explore the integration of digital and physical user interfaces with sustainable artificial intelligence to narrate truly engaging stories."

North America HLR Recipient

Leda Bartolucci

Leda Bartolucci

"I feel incredibly encouraged in winning this scholarship. I see myself as a channel for this incredible chance to reach more and more women in the creative field, and I am humbled to be representing them thanks to this scholarship."

Europe HLR Recipient

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