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TLF 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient Nicholas Polk
My name is Nicholas Polk and I am currently a rising junior at Sam Houston State University. I am pursuing a degree in Mass Communications with minors in general business and political science. What motivated me to study these areas was my desire to immerse myself within the diverse fields of marketing and public relations.

While searching on LinkedIn for opportunities for ethnic minorities, I noticed a post regarding TLF scholarship.TLF sparked my interest because it wasn’t just a monetary reward. TLF also provides mentorship opportunities from a community of media professionals. I believe in TLF’s mission because historically minorities haven’t been represented in public relations, advertising, or marketing. By obtaining this scholarship it will assist me in relieving some of the financial burdens of school and it will open the door for me to expand my professional network. 

Once I obtain my degree, I aspire to start my career in a communications or digital marketing position within the entertainment industry. My desire to enter this select industry stems from my belief that I can make an impact within it by promoting diversity, representation, and inclusion. I believe diversity in advertising, marketing, and public relations is essential because the professionals in these fields control what society consumes regarding their content. 

Beyond receiving the scholarship, I will continue to have an active role with TLF due to their passion for increasing diversity in the area of communication is vital. By mentoring and supporting students like myself, TFL is assisting in changing the face of media.

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