February 1, 2008

The Lagrant Foundation Will Award a Quarter of a Million Dollars ($250,000) to Minority Students Studying Advertising, Marketing or Public Relations

The Lagrant Foundation (TLF) is now accepting applications for a quarter of a million dollars ($250,000) in scholarships, which will be awarded in the 2008/2009 academic year. The scholarships are for ethnic minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising, marketing or public relations.

In 2008, TLF will be celebrating its 10th year and awarding 36 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to 22 undergraduate students in the amount of $5,000, and 14 graduate students in the amount of $10,000.

“Since its inception in 1998, The Lagrant Foundation has awarded $520,000 to 100 exceptional minority college students,” said Founder/Chairman, Mr. Kim L. Hunter. “In 2008, TLF will celebrate 10 years in existence. I’m humbled by the undivided support from corporations, agencies and individuals who have supported the Foundation and my dream of increasing the number of minorities in advertising, marketing and public relations. It is indeed a dream come true!”

TLF scholarship requirements are as follows: student must be of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American descent; must have a 2.75 GPA if undergraduate or 3.2 GPA if graduate; must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university; must be enrolled in one of the three programs mentioned above; and must make a commitment to maintain contact with TLF for assistance with professional development.

“It’s great to see the level of success The Lagrant Foundation has achieved since it was established just 10 years ago,” said Bill Imada, chairman and CEO of IW Group, a board member of TLF and advertising industry specialist. “When I meet the future leaders of our industry, representing a myriad of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities, I can see firsthand that the Foundation is making a significant impact.”

Applications may be obtained through The Lagrant Foundation’s website, www.lagrantfoundation.org, or by calling Programs Manager Ericka Avila at 323.469.8680, ext. 223 or erickaavila@lagrant.com. Applications must be submitted to The Lagrant Foundation by Friday, February 29, 2008 for consideration.

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