The LAFRANT Foundation

Who Is Eligible:

Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Detroit where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

 Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500:

Criteria:
• Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• 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 12 units or more per semester/quarter
• *Must have a minimum of 3.0 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 on advertising, marketing or public relations
• Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2018
• Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 21-23, 2018. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF's scholarship activities as noted at top of page to receive professional guidance and academic support
• 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


Requirements:

Application Checklist:

1.  Complete undergraduate scholarship application (MS Word) or Undergraduate Scholarship Application (PDF)
2. Application must be typed or it will not be accepted
3. A reference letter from a college professor or internship advisor
4.  Your current resume
5. Unofficial transcripts from your college/university. If you are selected as a finalist, you must provide official transcripts.
6. Headshot photo of applicant
7.  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, then draft an essay no longer than one-page explaining the discrepancy 

*An acceptance letter from your college/university may be used as a substitute for unofficial transcripts if you are an incoming freshman for the fall


Deadline: 06/28/2018 Based on last year's deadline
Amount: $2,500
How to apply:

Application is available at https://www.lagrantfoundation.org/Undergraduate%20Scholarships.

If you submit ONLY the application form, your application will NOT be considered!

 All application documents, including your completed application form (with essays), letter of recommendation, resume, unofficial transcripts and headshot must be submitted for your application to be considered complete! Please submit all documents (with the exception of your headshot) as PDFs!

The deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2018 5:00 pm PST. Scholarship applications that are complete and submitted by January 15th, 2018 11:59 pm PST will be eligible for an extra 10 points. If your application is submitted after the deadline, it will not be considered