4A's Foundation Scholarships
Since 1997, the Advertising & Media industry has come together to increase diversity within agencies through the 4A’s Foundation. The industry's support has enabled, encouraged and empowered over 350 individuals to pursue a variety of careers in Advertising and Media. Through the unwavering support of this community, the following scholarships and funds are administered each year.
How to Apply
Each scholarship has its own application, applicant criteria and deadlines – read each scholarship information page carefully to apply.
Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship
The Bill Bernbach Diversity Scholarship, sponsored by DDB Worldwide, recognizes excellence in art direction and copywriting by awarding three students $5,000 each.
Project ACT was established in 2006 to support diversity in the advertising agencies in New York City through education, employment, outreach, engagement, and retention. The fund provides resources to a wide range of organizations and programs that support the fund's mission, including the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM) and the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA).
Collective Media Fund
The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Scholarship for New Media and Data Science was established in 2013 to provide financial support to students from accredited colleges pursuing careers in new media and data science.
Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship
The international Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship will assist and promote talented female creative advertising students in honor of JWT’s (and the industry’s) first female copywriter, Helen Lansdowne Resor. For more information about the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship please click HERE.
Operation Jumpstart provides financial assistance to aspiring multicultural art directors and copywriters, and has provided scholarships for more than 230 students since 1998.
MAIP Alumni Fund
The MAIP Alumni Fund provides alumni of the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) with the tools and resources needed to continue their professional growth and development.