Wunderman Thompson has launched the 2022 Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship in partnership with the 4A’s Foundation. Named after Helen Lansdowne Resor, the industry and Wunderman Thompson’s first female copywriter, the scholarship provides female & non-binary students the opportunities and support they need to successfully join the advertising industry’s creative ranks.
The global scholarship opportunity will award four recipients $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. Winners will have the opportunity to work directly with Wunderman Thompson’s creative teams and learn what it takes to succeed in the advertising agency.
Ezinne Okoro, Global Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer at Wunderman Thompson, says: “We’re excited to offer the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship again this year. The previous year’s recipients all embraced their own unique forms of creative bravery and truly embodied Helen’s legacy. As an agency, we want to continue to amplify the voices of creative women and non-binary individuals by giving them support, mentorship, and the opportunity to thrive in a widely male-dominated field. Our hope is to uplift this generation and create a more diverse, equitable, and truly inclusive future for our industry.”
Daniel Bonner and Bas Korsten, Global Chief Creative Officers at Wunderman Thompson, said: “Creativity takes courage, just as it took courage for Helen Lansdowne Resor to blaze a trail as one of the industry’s pioneers and first female creatives. It’s an honor to continue this tradition and invite female and non-binary students into the Wunderman Thompson family, and give them a space to hone their creative thinking by working alongside the incredible creative talent across our global network.”
Applications open on 14 November 2022 and close on 6 January 2023. The scholarship is open to all female and non-binary individuals currently studying in a creative field, who are registered as an undergraduate, graduate, and/or portfolio school. Four scholarships will be given in total, with winners announced in March 2023.