2024 Winners

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Sasitorn 'Jasmine' Malaiwong - Bangkok, Thailand

“I appreciate this opportunity from the HLR Scholarship. I still can't believe that I am becoming one of them. It might be the first step towards being the woman who I dreamed of in this industry. I’m so excited and can't wait to learn and take good experiences from astonishing creatives and everyone in the advertising industry. Thank you for giving the way to all the girls who want to become great women.”

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Solana Gabriela Ortiz - Tucumán, Argentina

“I have no words to express how grateful and excited I am to receive the HLR scholarship. This opportunity is extremely important, as it will allow me to enhance my skills and learn from the best creatives in the industry. I will make the most of this experience. Thank you for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to continue growing!”

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Aubrey Pratama - Toronto, Canada

“I am incredibly grateful and honored to receive this scholarship as it means the world for my dedicated endeavors in this competitive field. I cannot wait to embark on my journey, learning and exploring among the amazing people at VML as I know they will push me to be a better designer and creative.”

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Katie Morris – London, England

“This scholarship is an incredible opportunity for me, one I couldn't quite believe I was given, and an amazing experience I can undergo to help me in all future aspirations.”

Continuing a legacy of creative bravery

The Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship is an international opportunity that aims to amplify historically marginalized voices in the creative industry. It provides female and non-binary college students the opportunities and support they need to successfully join the advertising industry’s creative ranks.

Helen Lansdowne Resor, the industry and VML’s first female copywriter, was an unparalleled creative force during her time. Now, we’re turning to the next generation looking to take their creative bravery to the next level.

The global scholarship, established with the 4A’s Foundation, will award four recipients $10,000 towards their creative journey, plus a paid internship at a VML office in their respective region, a mentor from VML and a “first look” placement consideration upon graduation.

Applications for the next round open in Fall 2024.

This scholarship is a testament to our commitment to inclusion, while making space to support talented innovators and creators. By nurturing ingenuity, innovation, and creativity, we empower emerging talent in the industry who are setting the stage for transformative changes ahead.

Tasha Gilroy

Global Chief Belonging Officer

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