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AUS student Tasneem Karamallah wins Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship
An American University of Sharjah (AUS) student, Tasneem Karamallah, has been awarded the prestigious Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship. A fourth year visual communications student in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at AUS, Tasneem will receive a $10,000 academic scholarship, a three-month internship at the regional J. Walter Thompson office in the summer of 2017 and employment consideration upon graduation.
The scholarship is named after the first female copywriter of the industry and J. Walter Thompson employee Helen Lansdowne Resor. The award was launched as a means to acknowledge the importance and efforts of women in the advertising industry, as well as to provide support and mentorship to young women who aspire to join the creative ranks.
Karamallah explains that the scholarship is a great opportunity for creative women in the field. "I have infinite interest in everything related to design. What really motivates me is my questioning nature. It is the reason why I chose the creative field," said Karamallah. "The exciting little journeys that the design process takes me on opened up my eyes to see the world from a different perspective. I am still learning and I want to continue striving for excellence in my education."
Kevin Badni, Head of the Department of Art and Design at AUS, said, "We are very proud of Tasneem's significant accomplishment. To receive this scholarship is a great honor as students are selected from across the world."
He added, "This is the second year in a row that a student from the Department of Art and Design has been selected. The recipient last year was Rawan Obaid, an AUS student majoring in multimedia design. Only three Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarships were awarded last year, so we are very pleased with this extraordinary achievement."
Karamallah's online portfolio can be viewed at tasneemkaram.myportfolio.com.