PR students seeking financial aid should be on the lookout for scholarship programs that begin launching this time of year. One of the most generous scholarship programs is offered by The LAGRANT Foundation, which will recognize 20 ethnic minority students with $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships.
LAGRANT will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 undergraduates and $10,000 to five lucky grad students. In addition, the 20 students will be flown to New York where they will participate in career building activities that give them exposure to an incredible network of PR, advertising and marketing executives.
“Recipients of The LAGRANT Foundation scholarships are exposed to the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations with the ultimate goal of diversifying those fields,” explains Ericka Avila, LAGRANT program manager.
“LAGRANT Foundation scholarship winners get to meet employers. Participating is a terrific way to meet recruiters from public relations firms as well as corporations; this kind of networking helps build a wide circle of contacts,” said LAGRANT board member Kathy Cripps, president, Council of Public Relations Firms. Kathy urges students to make good use of year-end holiday breaks to complete the relatively easy application process.
More information about the scholarship program is available from this LAGRANT link. Ericka shares two important tips about the application process: “Make sure someone else proof reads it and provides some feedback. Start requesting those transcripts and letters of recommendation early on and don’t wait until the last minute.” Application deadline is Feb. 28, 2011.
Pictured above are the 2010 LAGRANT Scholarship recipients with Foundation founder Kim Hunter.