Film Grant Scholarships

Undergraduate and Graduate Film Scholarships are directed to the school, who in turn, allots the money designated by the Foundation to the filmmaking student. The money in this category MAY NOT go toward tuition or matriculation fees. It MUST go toward the production of the film (location scouting, shooting costs, editing, etc.).

Scripted Film Lab

The SmashCut Film Lab gives filmmaking, screenwriting, producing experience and opportunity to work alongside like-minded creatives. Seasoned professionals and screenwriters will provide guidance in developing, writing, filming and editing. The Scripted Film Lab is a $10,000 grant to write, shoot and edit your film.

Student Academy Awards

The Student Academy Awards (SAA) recognizes and honors student filmmakers who show their excellence in the creation of motion pictures. By awarding these outstanding achievements, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences strives to support and inspire emerging filmmakers and to foster growth in motion pictures.

Express to De-Stress Video Contest

The Express to De-Stress Video Contest is available for students in the Bay Area who are between the ages of 12 and 18. Applicants must currently be enrolled in the 7th through 12 grade. $300 for first place, $200 for second, and three third place awards of $100. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

This award is for graduating U.S. high school seniors who intend to major in a communications-related degree at a four-year college or university. Applicants must hold a 2.5 GPA or higher and be legal residents of the United States. Click here to learn more and apply today!

BSU Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship

The Letterman scholarship is available for rising juniors and seniors at Ball State University who are majoring or minoring in telecommunications. Students must submit a creative telecommunications project. A $10,000 award is given to the winner. Click here to learn more and apply today!

NATAS-PSW Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of the Pacific Southwest region and are majoring in a television-related discipline.

NATAS Upper Midwest Chapter Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of the Upper Midwest area, including Minnesota, North or South Dakota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa. Students must pursue a career in broadcasting, television or electronic media and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

NATAS Lone Star Scholarship

This award is available to Texas students who are majoring in radio, television, film, or broadcast journalism. The applicant must be a college sophomore, junior or senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be U.S students. Click here to learn more and apply today!