The LAGRANT Foundation Awards Three BICsters...once again!!

4/17/2017 Nancy 0 Comments


THREE BICsters have won the prestigious The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Scholarship: Charisse Holder, Erica Lopez, and Sean Feol-Baugh.  In a powerhouse showing, they are among just 20 graduate students nationwide to receive a TLF scholarship whose winners share the foundation's mission of increasing ethnic diversity in the advertising, marketing and public relations industries.

This is the fourth year in a row -- in BIC's four year of existence -- that BIC students have been selected to win a highly selective The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship. Fred Garcia and Amber Jackson, BIC '15, Donna Dei-Baning, BIC '16, Dalisbeth Galvez, Melissa Julien, and Priscilla Parra (BIC '17) received the $5,000 scholarship in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively. With the addition of this year's recipients, BIC has now received the most scholarships given to a school/program on the east coast, including NYU, Columbia, and all of CUNY.

Charisse, Erica, and Sean will each receive $3,750 and join students from such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Duke, Northwestern, and New York University.

Prior to enrolling in BIC, Sean Feol-Baugh received a Bachelor's in Media and Communications from the University of the West Indies in 2011. In addition to winning first place in the 2017 CCNY Graduate Symposium, Sean will intern this summer at McCann Erickson as a 4A's MAIP winner. He is also part of a team that has won a 2017 Merit Award in The ONE Club's highly selective Young Ones Competition.  Charisse Holder received her Bachelor's in International Marketing from Baruch College. She received a second place prize in the 2017 CCNY Graduate Symposium. She currently works for Zipcar. Erica Lopez received her Bachelor's in English at SUNY Albany. She is the manager of development at Asphalt Green as well as a freelance journalist.

The LAGRANT Foundation’s 2017 scholarship recipients will be recognized during the 17th Anniversary Scholarship and Donor Recognition Reception in May. This is the first time in its history the Foundation will hold the annual reception in Detroit. Scholarship events will kick off with a welcome dinner followed by two days of career development workshops as well as a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network, and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing, and public relations world.

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.