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J. Walter Thompson Announces the 2017 HLR Scholarship Winners

  (October 02, 2017)
J. Walter Thompson Announces the 2017 HLR Scholarship Winners

J. Walter Thompson announced today the five young women selected for this year's class of Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship recipients.

Named after the industry's and J. Walter Thompson's first female copywriter, the HLR Scholarship is a global opportunity launched by J. Walter Thompson and the 4A's in 2014.

Each winner receives an individual scholarship up to $10,000, a paid summer internship with a J. Walter Thompson office in her respective region, a J. Walter Thompson mentor, and a “first look" placement consideration upon graduation.

Laura Agostini, Chief Talent Officer at J. Walter Thompson Company, said of this year's Scholarship recipient group: “Now in its third year, we are delighted to welcome and congratulate the latest HLR winners. Each talented woman chosen for this scholarship has a unique voice and perspective, and we are excited to share their stories. We hope this scholarship will give them added support and confidence to drive forward their careers. And in time, I also expect that they will pull up those coming behind them. My congratulations to each and every winner!"
This year's recipients are:

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: Lian Saifi, an Art and Cultural Enterprise major at the Central Saint Martins University in London. She is a strong advocate for women's rights and displaced people, and is currently working at an international humanitarian organization.

EUROPE: Margherita Teodori, a Copywriting major at The Miami Ad School Berlin. Originally from Italy, she earned her Master's Degree in European Literature, and is very passionate about the performing arts.

SOUTH ASIA: Simoul Alva, a Graphic Design major at the National Institute of Design in India. She is a strong believer in philanthropy, and each year sends contributions to the Good Samaritan Mission in Mumbai, India.

NORTH AMERICA: Ein Jung, an Art Direction major at the School of Visual Arts. She is passionate about musical theatre, and is proficient in four languages.

LATAM: Valeria Moreno, an Art Direction major at the Miami Ad School Mexico City. Half chilanga and half xalapeña, she is passionate about creating and yoga.

To learn more about the Scholarship and how to apply, click here.


J. Walter Thompson Company was founded in 1864 and has been making pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business for more than 150 years. Today the company has evolved to include several global networks including J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Mirum and Colloquial.

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