The LAGRANT Foundation 2021 Scholarship Program
Twenty (20) graduate and Ph.D. scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York City, New York where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, three career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.
Graduate student applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $3,750:
- Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient
- Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
- Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 9 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 advertising, marketing or public relations
- Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR (NOT INCLUDING SUMMER SEMESTERS) left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2021
- Recipients must be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 16-19, 2021. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
- Completed Graduate & Ph.D. Application Form (MS Word) or Graduate & Ph.D. Application Form (PDF)
- Application must be typed or it will not be accepted
- One reference letter from a college professor or an internship adviser on official letterhead and signed
- Your current resume
- Unofficial transcripts from your college/university. If you are selected as a finalist, you must provide official transcripts. An acceptance letter from your college/university may be used as a substitute for unofficial transcripts if you are beginning your program in fall of 2020.
- Headshot photo of applicant
- Application form, which includes all of the following components. The following essay questions should be answered on separate pages:
- A one to two-page essay outlining your career goals and where you see your career path leading you. In addition, explain why you believe it's important to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. 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 are involved in
- A brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that you have received
- *Optional: If you do not think your GPA accurately reflects your scholastic capability and achievement, draft an essay no longer than one-page explaining the discrepancy.
Before uploading and submitting your application online, all application documents must be combined and saved into one PDF!
The deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021 5:00 p.m. PST. Scholarship applications that are complete and submitted on or before January 15, 2021 11:59 pm PST will be eligible for an extra 10 points. Applications submitted after February 26, 2021 WILL NOT be considered.