Make Your Indy Film Hobby a Reality
There are many film scholarships that can help students pay for film studies degrees. For a film school scholarship, applicants are typically required to submit a short film in the genre of their choice. Some popular film genres include:
Some film school scholarships are more like contests, open to anyone who submits a video on a certain topic. These often don’t look at your financial needs and school credits, but instead look at the message in your video.
Photography, Cinematography and Videography Internships
- ALEXANDRIA – Internship Opportunity
- Conservation Photography/Biology Summer Internship
- Disney College Program Internship
- Film Internship – Museum of the Moving Image
- GLSEN Student Ambassador
- Journalism Internship
- Holography Internship
- Photography Conservation Internship
- Social Media Marketing Internship
- Production Internship
- Daily Herald Photojournalism Internship
How To Find Scholarships for Film School
Film professionals are in greater demand than ever before. However, the first step is to become a professional candidate by getting an education. You may want to consider piecing together different types of financial aid to cover the cost of your education. Start by searching for film and media scholarships for the following occupations:
- Art direction
- Digital video
- Documentary filmmaking
Why Consider Film Scholarships
While a career in film is exciting and can pay a great income, it takes money to get a film career off the ground. Film scholarships can help you get the money you need to pay for college. They can also fund projects to help you build a portfolio.
New York Film Academy Assistance, Awards, and Scholarships
- Need-based tuition assistance: This is designed for students who have a financial need to help reduce the cost of obtaining an education from the New York Film Academy’s long-term programs.
- Talent-based tuition award: This program is designed to find applicants who are exceptionally talented in their program of study. Awards are based on the applicant’s portfolio or audition during the admissions process.
- Merit-based tuition award: This award provides financial aid to qualified candidates within the college’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts programs. Students have to demonstrate a history of academic achievement in addition to a commitment to the arts, leadership, and community service.
- Matthew Modine Masters Scholarship: This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students who are in the Master of Fine Arts programs in Filmmaking and Acting for Film.
Many states have grant programs available to qualified residents. To be eligible, most grant programs require residency and attendance at a school in that state.
Many film schools are approved for veterans’ education benefits. Those who aren’t covered by the Post-9/11 GI bill may receive a tuition discount.
Grants for Film Makers
If you’re pursuing a film or media degree, you may want to consider applying for a grant to offset production costs. While a grant may not pay your tuition, it could help you get the money you need for filming.
All aspiring film students are also encouraged to complete the FAFSA, which determines student eligibility for the Pell grant, direct loans, and other student aid. If you need help finding scholarships and financing, the staff at NFI is happy to help. Contact us today to let us help make your dreams a reality.