Spelman College Senior Taylor Yarbrough Receives Second Annual Bill Sharp Award

Yarbrough is a graduate of Lusher Charter School in New Orleans

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Spelman College Senior Taylor Yarbrough

ATLANTA, GA (10/08/2012)(readMedia)-- Spelman College senior Taylor Yarbrough was recently honored with the Second Annual Bill Sharp Award, by JWT Atlanta. The $3,500 scholarship award is named after advertising legend and industry diversity pioneer William "Bill" Sharp, and marks Sharp's commitment to helping African-American students establish careers in the advertising industry. The scholarship is presented in partnership with the Marcus Graham Project, a national, nonprofit association dedicated to providing resources for today's youth, while developing a new generation of talent and leadership within the industry.

Yarbrough, a psychology major, plans to pursue a career in advertising following graduation in 2013. "Receiving this scholarship ultimately means that people have recognized the value of having diversity [on all levels] within the ad world," said Yarbrough, who completed an internship at Ogilvy & Mather in New York last summer.

Yarbrough, a native of New Orleans, is a graduate of Lusher Charter School.

About Spelman College

Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college's picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman's first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.