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

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 for more information and an application form.


A grant of $1000 is offered to a high school in the Michigan area to assist with equipment for broadcast or media classes. For consideration of this award, applicants must: Complete the online grant application. A brief personal statement. A letter from the principal Film or video compilation of work.


All entries submitted to the Eisner Prize Jury should be transferred to VHS video. A Cal photo ID card must be shown when entries are submitted. Each entrant may submit 1 to 3 films or tapes, but is encouraged to submit only his/her best work. At least one submission must have been made during the period of the entrant's enrollment as a student on the Berkeley campus. A film or video completed in the spring semester, if submitted before the end of the semester, is eligible for the following year's competition. A previous winner of this contest may not enter the following year. Judges will not view more than 30 minutes of a film/video. Entrants must be enrolled full-time in at least one regular semester of the academic year (not including Summer Sessions). Filing for a degree does not constitute enrollment for that academic year. Film or video submissions must be labeled with the last four digits of the entrant's SID number, the film's title, running time and the original format of the entry (16mm, 3/4, VHS or mini-dv, etc.). Also, a brief (1 page, typewritten) statement, description or explanation may accompany the submission if the entrant feels this is useful. The maker's name must not appear on the entry or on the film credits. Each submission must be accompanied by an index card with the following information: Title of film or video Entrant's name Address Phone Email Complete SID number Major Graduate or undergraduate Running time The Prizes office, 229 Sproul Hall will hold Eisner film/video entries for pick-up, until the third week in May.

Share Your Talent Scholarship

Whether it’s playing an instrument, a physical talent, or any other special skill you have, we want to hear how it’s progressed throughout your life. We want to know who has helped you grow your skills and encouraged you to keep working on your ability. Tell us about how you’ve pushed yourself to get better and why. A $500 tuition scholarship will be awarded once a year to the winning submission.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, The

Criteria: 1. Must pursue a discipline of graduate studies in the traditional humanities: Anthropology (cultural only), Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies (all areas), English Literature, English/Creative Writing (creative dissertation only), Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Theory, Foreign Language & Literature, History, History of Architecture, History & Philosophy of Mathematics, History & Philosophy of Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies (main focus of program must be an eligible field), Linguistics (cultural only), Music History & Theory, Philosophy, Political History / Philosophy / Theory, Religion / Religious Studies (academic only not for pastoral ministry), Rhetoric or Women

Native Hawaiian Visual Arts Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 3.2  Be a University of Hawai`i-Mänoa undergraduate or graduate student  Majoring in Art to pursue the area of Visual arts, including but not limited to, drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, fiber arts, sculpture, ceramics, digital art (computer), photography, and film-making/video production  Submit hard-copy photos of artistic works created (CDs and DVDs will not be accepted) Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

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

Jerry Jensen Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Scholarship applicants: • must be actively engaged in a graduate-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; • be enrolled in a television graduate program; • have at least one one remaining year of graduate study for the graduate scholarship. Entrants may receive only one scholarship per year. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for a second scholarship in the year following their award.

Eliza Chugg Scholarship

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Television, Radio, Film & Theater * contributions and leadership in and to Theatre Arts Productions at SJSU

Shepard Computer Design Award

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Television, Radio, Film & Theater Sponsor: (Founding) William Shepard Award: Annual Criteria: Call number 408-924-4535 for more information.

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