Seeking to enhance the academic and professional development of undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and public relations, The LAGRANT Foundation provides the following programs:

In 2013, The LAGRANT Foundation will provide 36 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. Twenty-two undergraduate students will receive awards of $5,000 each and fourteen graduate students will receive awards of $10,000 each.

Career Development Workshops
The LAGRANT Foundation coordinates career development workshops for students in major college markets nationwide. The workshops provide students with an opportunity to speak with industry professionals about their field of interest and specialty. Students also learn more about what it takes to begin a career in advertising, marketing and public relations.

Internship & Job Placement Program
The LAGRANT Foundation provides internship and employment placement assistance to its target students. Students and recent graduates are placed at selected advertising, public relations and marketing agencies, as well as, publishing companies and communications-related businesses. Internships consist of on-going, hands-on communications experience and training for at least a three-month period. In addition to placing interns and employees at our partnering organizations, we also provide internships at The LAGRANT Foundation office to those interested in the nonprofit sector.

Mentor Program
Scholarship recipients will have a chance to partner with mentors who provide them with opportunities for experience, exposure, guidance and career development. The mentors are advertising, marketing and public relations professionals who volunteer their time every other month for one year to meet with students and provide academic and professional guidance.

Professional Development
Scholarship recipients receive on-going professional development from The LAGRANT Foundation, until students obtain a position in advertising, marketing or public relations. Development includes, resume writing, interviewing skills, internship and job search skills, grammar review, writing skills, business etiquette, interpersonal skills, and tips on company politics and professional appearance.