This article gives information regarding the grants or scholarships for film school students. It is not untrue that education in film schools is very expensive nowadays. Unless you are a millionaire with plenty of money, you would surely need some kind of assistance to aid you with paying your fees. Many of the organizations all over the world have realized that education is the most crucial element of one’s life and there have been efforts to help students pursue their dreams without having to care much about finances. In this regard, there are a number of grants and scholarships available which might be provided by the government, university or some private organization. The criteria for different scholarships also vary to a great extent, giving room to different students to apply and get this amazing opportunity. Following are some of those grants and scholarships.
1. Federal Pell Grant. It is a need-based grant for students who are not financially sound and experience low incomes in their families. It is a federal grant given by the government and is based on one’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
2. Academic Competitiveness Grant. This is an additional grant given to students who are already awarded the Federal Pell Grant. This grant is based on merit and is given to selective students. Its amount varies from $750 to $1300 annually.
3. Fred Rogers Memorial scholarship. This award is given to those students who are working on films or entertainment which focuses on children. The amount awarded is $10000.
4. Women in Film Foundation. This grant is reserved for only women in film schools pursuing for a Master’s degree. Its basic purpose stands to promote more women in this field.
5. Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. This scholarship is reserved for students in the field of screenwriting. It is given to those students who have not earned more than $5000 from their work.
6. Student Academy award program. This scholarship is reserved for those students who are full-time students in film schools. It covers four aspects of film-making including animation, documentary, narrative and alternative film. The amount given to the top students in each category and the amount given is $5000.
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