WONGDOODY Amplifying Creative Talent Scholarship
To be eligible an applicant must:
- Identify as Black
- Identify as a non-cis-male including women (cis and trans), non-binary people, or trans men
- Be a currently enrolled student at a college in the United States and have completed at least the sophomore year of undergraduate studies or the first year of portfolio or graduate school
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by their school
- Be pursuing a creative-focused role in experience design, marketing or advertising, including but not limited to experience designers, strategists and content creators
Our scholarship is inclusive and supportive.
After receiving numerous talented applicants we chose Reeyana Sehgeh as our winner because of her passion, zeal and resilience. Her ability to take her life experiences and use them as the driving force on her film and visual storytelling journey is truly inspirational. She hails out of Kansas City, Missouri and when she’s not studying at the Creative Circus she is designing narratives and creating inclusionary spaces that foster black and brown empowerment, and women equality.
Victoria Rosenthal Madrid
From a wide array of applicants, we chose Victoria because of her passion and vision. Her motivation to gather her own experiences and ultimately impact advertising (and the role of women in advertising) in her home country of Honduras was truly inspiring.
We know Parvez is a leader as she is our FIRST strategist to win the scholarship! Zaria blew us away with her personal mission to bring “passion and compassion” to her work. She is curious, driven, poised, and commits herself fully to all she does. She will no doubt go on to be a force in our industry, bringing a new and much-needed perspective to strategy and advertising.
Kendra stood out from a very talented applicant pool with a wide-ranging portfolio that brought design thinking and strategy into work that tackled issues small and large. Kendra inspired us with her maturity, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness.
Sarai stood out to us as someone who is passionate about pursuing her passion for graphic design while also bringing light to social issues. She had a common thread of using design across many different media to explore challenging, deep issues that are important to her and show a different perspective. It’s the whole reason we have this scholarship — to help bring more diverse points of view to the industry.
Bolora blew us away with her essay application and portfolio. Bolora brings a fantastic blend of design, photography and art direction talent to our industry. On top of that she has empathy, curiosity and an infectious positivity. We’re excited to see her develop into a creative leader.
Jessica stood out to us because of her strong fine arts background and diverse experience in our industry. She infuses her unique personality into everything she creates. This, coupled with her earnestness, enthusiasm and drive, convinced us that she was incredibly deserving of this scholarship.
We were really impressed with Yanci’s dedication to her goal of being a change-maker, her innovative thinking, and her constant striving to achieve the absolute best in everything she does. Like all our winners, she makes us feel confident and excited about our industry’s future.
Olivia Reid Cooper
Olivia is insightful, driven, and curious about the world. Her design concepts wholeheartedly embrace the latest technologies in order to empower others. We were impressed with her talent and are honored to be part of her path toward creative leadership.
Out of a talented applicant pool with diverse skill sets, Mikaila really stood out as a future leader in our industry. Mikaila impressed us with the sense of purpose she brings — a passion to impact people’s lives in a positive, meaningful way. She represents what’s good about advertising and makes us feel confident in our industry’s future.