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Leonard A. Lauder Launches $1 Million Scholarship Fund in Support of FIT’s Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing Program

The Leonard A. Lauder Endowed Scholarship in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing fund will award up to four undergraduate students $10,000 annually, beginning fall 2023.

Leonard A. Lauder is inaugurating a scholarship with FIT.

Launching fall 2023, the Leonard A. Lauder Endowed Scholarship in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing is a $1 million fund that will award up to four undergraduate students $10,000 annually to cover their tuition expenses.

“FIT graduates contribute significantly to the creative and business economy, including the beauty industry,” Lauder said in a statement. “These graduates have an extraordinary impact in our industry, and The Estée Lauder Cos. is fortunate to have many wonderful FIT graduates among our employees.”

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To be eligible for consideration, students of the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

“The Leonard A. Lauder Endowed Scholarship will provide students with remarkable support and further deepen the longstanding relationship we hold with Leonard Lauder and The Estée Lauder Companies,” said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, in a statement.

The Lauder family and The Estée Lauder Cos. have long supported FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program through its Executive Mentorship Program, which provides students with networking opportunities and advice from seasoned professionals in the field.

Earlier this month, FIT also announced a scholarship with fragrance company, Firmenich, called the Firmenich Foundation Diversity Scholarship, which awards up to one undergraduate and two graduate full-tuition scholarships annually to students from marginalized backgrounds in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program. The inaugural 2022 recipient of the Firmenich Foundation Diversity Scholarship was Alyssa Burch, a senior in the program.