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.

Now in its fifth year, 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 open on November 15, 2021, and close on January 7, 2022, with winners announced in March 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

The application process closed on January 7, 2022

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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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