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Film Studies Scholarships

Here are some of the Film Studies scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AWC Student Scholarships

Every year AWC Seattle Professional Chapter awards scholarships to outstanding communications students attending Washington state colleges. Eligible students must meet the following qualifications: • Be a Washington state resident • Be a registered student at a four-year college in Washington state for Fall school year • Be a junior, senior or graduate student as of Fall school year • Be accepted in, or applying to, a school at a four-year university or college to major in at least one of the following communications disciplines: o Advertising o Communications o Film o Graphic design o Journalism (print and broadcast) o Marketing o Multimedia design o Photography o Public relations o Speech communications o Technical communication o Television and radio production Scholarship selections are based on: • Demonstrated excellence in communications • Positive contributions toward communications on campus, in the community • Scholastic achievement • Financial need • Work samples

The King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program awards up to $7,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in television, film, and related media fields. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability, financial need and professional potential.

Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in television and film. 2. Must be a junior or senior student. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.kingfoundation.org/ for more information and an application form.

NATAS Mid-America High School Senior Scholarship

NATAS Mid-America is proud to offer scholarships to high school seniors in the NATAS Mid-America region who are pursuing a career in the media industry. Scholarships range from $1000 to $3000 each. These are merit-based scholarships given to students who demonstrate the potential to join the profession and contribute to its future. High School seniors who have taken media related course work at their schools and have been accepted at a college as a Media major are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be members of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to receive a scholarship. To apply for a NATAS Mid-America scholarship, simply complete the on-line application.

Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is honoring legendary broadcaster Mike Wallace by awarding scholarship in his name to college-bound students aspiring to careers in television. The $10,000 awards are granted to outstanding high school seniors who intend to follow communications-related baccalaureate degrees in pursuit of a career in any aspect of the television industry. The Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship is now in it’s second year of a five-year grant funded by CBS News in honor of longtime correspondent and his Emmy® Award winning television news career. The application will require: Your contact information Your current GPA and College Board scores (SAT or ACT) Examples of recent creative works, including links to videos (if available) hosted on a third-party service such as YouTube or Vimeo Examples of recent field or work experience and school activities participated in Two written essays: 1. Career Aspirations Essay — A single-page essay that describes what you would like to do upon graduation from high school. Indicate which colleges or universities you would like to attend and your reason for their selection. Also indicate the kinds of employment you hope to obtain once you complete your college education. 2. 2. Creative Essay — An additional essay of no more than two pages that deals with the following topic: Which continuing television program, past or present, has most influenced your life and why? (Be sure to select a multiple-episode program, not a single program or mini-series. Also, do not select a newscast or news-oriented program such as 60 Minutes or Frontline

FAITA Annual Awards

FAITA presents an annual award ceremony recognizing outstanding achievement, performances and contribution by and to the Native American Indian entertainment community.Annual Awards * Serving as the principal fund-raiser for FAITA, awarded to students pursuing careers in the area of film, television, theater and music.

First Americans in the Arts Scholarships

Over 30 scholarships were given to worthy American Indian students studying the production of film, television and theater. These students may ultimately be responsible for significant changes in how Indians are perceived by the mainstream entertainment industry and the general public. Applicants must be currently enrolled and attending full-time as a student of a recognized institution of higher learning and be pursuing education in one of the following fields of the film/entertainment business: production, directing, screenwriting, production design, cinematography, or acting. Application form not required. Initial approach: Essay Additional information: Scholarship essay must not exceed 500 words and must describe why you are pursuing your field of study, your future plans, and your scholarship funding need.

HSF/McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant Project

Program Description:The HSF/ McNamara Family Foundation Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field: media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, etc. This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $15,000. Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands the upcoming academic year * Be majoring in the Arts, including but not limited to media, film, performing arts, communications or writing * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Rigo Chacon Reporting Scholarship

Up to $2,000 for undergraduate students ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Scholarship applicants: • must be actively engaged in a collegiate-level curriculum in one or more areas of the television industry and be attending a college in Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border), Hawaii, or Reno, Nevada; • have completed at least one undergraduate academic year of television studies, • have at least one remaining year of undergraduate study for the undergraduate scholarships. Entrants may receive only one scholarship per year. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second scholarship in the year following their award. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Please specify which scholarship competition you are entering. Undergraduate students may apply for more than one scholarship, but you must submit a separate application form. The video entry must be specific to the category for which you are applying. Each application must include: 1) a completed scholarship application form; 2) a copy of your college transcript indicating your GPA and class standing (PDF); 3) a one-page essay summarizing your television academic and work experience, related activities and personal goals (Word or PDF); 4) a letter of recommendation from your dean or professor at your school explaining why you are a good candidate for an award plus the names of two faculty members we can contact for more information about your work. (Word or PDF) VIDEO REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate: Reporting – Submit a composite of at least three stories showing your skills as a writer/reporter. 10 minutes maximum)

Kenneth Sloat Langley Memorial Scriptwriting Scholarship

Up to $2,000 for undergraduate students ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Scholarship applicants: • must be actively engaged in a collegiate-level curriculum in one or more areas of the television industry and be attending a college in Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border), Hawaii, or Reno, Nevada; • have completed at least one undergraduate academic year of television studies, • have at least one remaining year of undergraduate study for the undergraduate scholarships. Entrants may receive only one scholarship per year. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second scholarship in the year following their award. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Please specify which scholarship competition you are entering. Undergraduate students may apply for more than one scholarship, but you must submit a separate application form. The video entry must be specific to the category for which you are applying. Each application must include: 1) a completed scholarship application form; 2) a copy of your college transcript indicating your GPA and class standing (PDF); 3) a one-page essay summarizing your television academic and work experience, related activities and personal goals (Word or PDF); 4) a letter of recommendation from your dean or professor at your school explaining why you are a good candidate for an award plus the names of two faculty members we can contact for more information about your work. (Word or PDF) VIDEO REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate: Writing - Submit up to three video samples of your work accompanied by scripts. (20 minutes maximum)

SHELDON SHELLY FAY VIDEOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship applicants must be actively engaged in a collegiate-level curriculum in one or more areas of the television industry and be attending a college within the Chapter area

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