BIC students recognized with record number of scholarships from The LAGRANT Foundation

BIC students receive The LAGRANT Foundation scholarships: (l. to r.) Kelvin Morales, Amera Lulu, Rebecca Rivera, Jenifer Cuffari, and LaToya Heron.

Ad/PR undergrad Wendy Ngala is TLF scholar.

An unprecedented five students from The City College of New York’s Branding and Integrated Communications (BIC) master’s degree program have received highly competitive The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarships, awarded to students who share the foundation’s mission of increasing ethnic diversity in the advertising, marketing, and public relations industries.

The five graduate students are: Jennifer Cuffari, LaToya Heron, Amera Lulu, Kelvin Morales, and Rebecca Rivera. In a stellar showing, the CCNY cohort is among just 40 graduate students nationwide to receive a TLF scholarship.

This year’s TLF awards mark the fifth year in a row – in BIC’s fifth year of existence – that BIC students have been chosen to win the highly selective scholarships. With 14 recipients in just five years, BIC has now received the most scholarships given to a school/program in the Northeast during The LAGRANT Foundation’s 20 year history.

Acknowledging BIC’s strong showing, Kim L. Hunter, Founder and Chairman of TLF, said that “CCNY students are thoughtful, creative, and imaginative.”

Jen, LaToya, Amera, Kelvin, and Rebecca will each receive $3,250 and will be recognized at a reception in New York in May as they embark on two days of career development workshops. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network, and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing, and public relations world.

Wendy Ngala, an undergraduate student in City College’s Advertising & Public Relations program, was also selected to receive a TLF scholarship of $2,000. Wendy is one of only 60 undergrads nationally to be recognized.

Since its inception in 1998, The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) has provided 372 scholarships and $1.98 million to continue its mission to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. With the generous support of its major donors and supporters, TLF provides students with career & professional development workshops, scholarships, internships, entry-level positions and mentors to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

“BIC is honored to have had our grad students recognized by The LAGRANT Foundation every year since our launch in 2013,” said Nancy Tag, professor and program director of BIC. “Having five winners from BIC’s fifth cohort is particularly spectacular and puts CCNY’s record of educating the brightest talent in communications in the spotlight alongside longstanding powerhouses such as Syracuse, Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Pennsylvania. I’m very proud of BIC’s 14 recipients — and celebrate our most recent honorees Jen, LaToya, Amera, Kelvin, and Rebecca.”

About The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF)

Since its inception in 1998, The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) has provided 411 scholarships and $2.13 million to continue its mission to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. With the generous support of its major donors and supporters, TLF provides students with career & professional development workshops, scholarships, internships, entry-level positions and mentors to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks CCNY #2 among public colleges with the greatest success in ensuring the social mobility of our student body; at the same time the Center for world University Rankings places it in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.

 

 

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