Graduate Scholarships

The scholarship application period is now closed! Thank you for considering The LAGRANT Foundation's 2014 scholarship. The 2014 scholarship recipients will be announced in mid March.


Graduate student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $5,000:

Eligibility 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 American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
  • 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 3.2 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 in public relations, marketing or advertising
  • Additional majors that also qualify are art, anthropology, communications, English, graphic design and sociology - while demonstrating a career path in advertising, marketing or public relations.
  • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded
  • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s career development workshop AND awards reception to receive the scholarship from May 18 through May 21 in Minneapolis. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
Application Checklist:

1. Completed Application Form, 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 on a separate page explaining college and/or community activities in which you are involved
  • A brief paragraph on a separate page describing any honors and awards that you 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
2. A reference letter from a college professor or an internship advisor
3. Your current resume

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

Before you being the online application, please have all of the following documents ready to upload combined into one PDF file in the following order:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
If you do not have the required program/software to convert your document, you can:
  • Visit www.doc2pdf.net to convert your documents into one PDF file
  • Go to a library or FedEx location with hard copies of each document. Scan your documents and save them as one PDF file at one of the printing station
If you submit ONLY the application form, your application will NOT be considered!

The deadline is February 28, 2014 11:59 p.m. PST to submit a TLF scholarship application for consideration. We will not accept late applications. 


Please Note: if you are not currently enrolled in the school you will attend during the 2014/2015 academic year, you must also upload an acceptance letter from the school which includes the name of your program/major.
Scholarship Application
 
Note: All information must be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted!

YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS ONE PDF FILE INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:

1. Scholarship application
2. Resume
3. Letter of Recommendation
4. Unofficial transcripts

DO NOT SUBMIT A WORD DOCUMENT VERSION OF YOUR APPLICATION

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