KODAK Student Scholarships

KodakKODAK Student Scholarship Program and Student Cinematography Scholarship Award

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/Scholarships/index.htm

Although we do not feature scholarships that require students to be nominated, we are making an exception today. These two scholarships offer substantial awards and prizes for students pursuing a film degree and several are awarded. Each school can only nominate two students. If you’re a student who meets the eligibility requirements, talk to your professors or your guidance counselor about this award and ask them if they would be willing to nominate you. The links below are to the nomination forms. Click on the link, print the Nomination Form and give it to the person who has agreed to nominate you. Since this is an electronic submission form, you will also need to provide your nominator with the link. The form is so your professor will know what information is required and can ask you for input.

According to KODAK’s website: “Once again there will be a Student Cinematography Scholarship Award, in addition to a Student Scholarship Award. Each award will include a cash tuition prize along with KODAK Film Product grants to assist recipients with future projects. Participating worldwide colleges and universities that offer a degree or diploma program in film, film production, or cinematography may nominate up to two students each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award and one cinematography student each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award.”

Contact Info: Phone: 585.724.6751 email: Michele DeLano at  [email protected]

Deadline: May 15 (for both scholarships)

Award Amounts:

KODAK Student Scholarship Awards:

  • Gold: $5,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Silver: $4,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $4,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Bronze: $3,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards:

  • First Place: $4,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
  • Award of Merit: $1,000 Scholarship Tuition Award and $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant

Eligibility:

KODAK Student Scholarship Award: For university or college students of film or film production at the undergraduate or graduate levels in a degree or diploma program. Nominations must be made by the school department or program official.

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award: For university or college students of cinematography at the undergraduate or graduate levels in a degree or diploma program. Nominations must be made by the school department or program official.

Requirements:

KODAK Student Scholarship Award: Student Scholarship applicants will be judged on professional filmmaking potential, academic excellence and the overall quality of the work submitted, with particular attention to expression, interpretation and construction of the visual image.

A Blue Ribbon Jury will evaluate all final selections. The jury will consist of one individual from Kodak and one from the University Film & Video Association (UFVA), plus a representative from the filmmaking industry. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, creative and technical ability, communications ability, and range of filmmaking experience. Visual Imagery will count 50%, creative and other technical skills 25%, and the other criteria 25%.

Conditions of Entry:

  1. Entries must be completed works that communicate a story or theme in some fashion—no clips or short vignettes.
  2. Eligible institutions are colleges and universities in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belize, Benelux, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  3. Each institution may nominate up to two students each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award.
  4. College student nominees must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the 2014 – 2015 academic year and planning to enroll for the 2015 – 2016 academic year in a film school’s degree or diploma program.
  5. All judges’ decisions are final.
  6. The names of the winners may be published on the website at www.kodak.com/go/motion. Winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general location for publicity and news purposes in connection with the Scholarship Program.
  7. The winner’s film entry will be screened at the annual UFVA Conference.

KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award: A world-renowned cinematographer will judge the final selection of Student Cinematography nominees. Nominees will be evaluated solely on the quality of their cinematography skills. Conditions of Entry:

  1. Entries must be completed works that communicate a story or theme in some fashion—no clips or short vignettes.
  2. Eligible institutions are colleges and universities in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belize, Benelux, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  3. Each institution may nominate up to one student each year for consideration for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award.
  4. College student nominees must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the 2014 – 2015 academic year and planning to enroll for the 2015 – 2016 academic year in a film school’s degree or diploma program.
  5. All judges’ decisions are final.
  6. The names of the winners may be published on the website at www.kodak.com/go/motion. Winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general location for publicity and news purposes in connection with the Scholarship Program.
  7. The winner’s film entry will be screened at the annual UFVA Conference.

Nomination Links: KODAK Student Scholarship Award at http://motion.kodak.com/motion/hub/Scholarships/Students/index.htm and the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award at http://motion.kodak.com/motion/hub/Scholarships/Cinematography/index.htm

Environmental Leadership Scholarship

Environmental LeadershipBrower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership

http://www.broweryouthawards.org/ (Select “Apply” tab) or http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/

According to the Earth Island Institute, “The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership [was established] in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower, who was quoted as saying “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” It is with this spirit that we recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet.

Contact Info: Brower Youth Awards, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704-1375; Phone 510.859.9144; email: [email protected]

Deadlines: May 18

Award Amounts: $3,000 (6 awarded); plus a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eligibility: Youth environmental change leaders ages 13 to 22 (as of July 1, 2015) living in North America (including Mexico, Canada, some Caribbean Islands) and US “Territories” are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Online Application, Photograph, Letter of Support from someone who is familiar with you and your environmental work, and cannot be from a parent or guardian.

Application Link: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/broweryouthawards2015

What They Look for:

  • Outstanding Youth Leadership: You played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and implementing your project or campaign(s).
  • Issue & Approach:  Your project is applying fresh solutions and approach to relevant environmental challenges.
  • Project Impact, Scalability, & Replicability: Is the project’s impact significant? Can your work be used as a model for other communities or campuses?
  • Charisma, Personal Commitment & Trajectory: What draws you to this work? What would winning the Brower Youth Award mean to you?

Tips for Winning:

  • Leadership: The Brower Youth Awards are looking to recognize the leader of a group or an effort. While we will consider applicants who are implementing individual efforts, it is our tendency to focus on leaders of groups and efforts.
  • Research and science fair projects: Many research and science fair projects are individual and/or one–time efforts. As such, they are difficult to compare to the leadership of on-going projects. We will not consider applicants who are implementing research and science fair projects, unless it is part of ongoing environmental efforts involving a larger group.
  • Earth Day and one-time conferences: We understand the impact and necessity of Earth Day, conferences and one–time gatherings. However, we typically will not consider one–time gatherings for the award, unless the event produced long–term measurable impacts in which you have continued to play a significant leadership role.

If you’d like to support the efforts of the Earth Island Institute, please consider making a donation.

Scholarships for Sacramento Students

Sacramento ScholarshipsSacramento Region Community Foundation Scholarships

Last week I wrote about the wealth of scholarship opportunities provided by local Community Foundations. Today, I’m sharing current scholarships available to students living in the Sacramento, California area.

If you don’t happen to live in the Sacramento, California region, don’t worry. You can easily find community foundations where you live or plan to attend college. You can google “community foundation + [your state/town]” to get a list of foundations in your area.

http://www.sacregcf.org/ (“Receive” Tab, “Scholarships” from the drop-down menu, and “Scholarships” or “Grants” Link) or for a list of current scholarships and grants: https://sacregcf.academicworks.com/

Contact Info: Sacramento Region Community Foundation, 955 University Avenue, Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95825; phone: 916.921.7723; email Tina Bryce at [email protected]

Deadlines: March, April, May, and June

Award Amounts: $500 to $5,000

Eligibility: Various but primarily for residents in the Sacramento, California region

Requirements: Various

Application Link: For a full list of scholarships available, go to https://sacregcf.academicworks.com/. Once you register, you will be asked to complete a general application. Based upon your answers, the system will recommend scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to apply for.

Scholarships for Women Who Golf

LPGALPGA Scholarships

According to their website: “The LPGA Foundation supports women and young people through programs and initiatives aimed at empowering them through the game of golf. Since its founding, The LPGA Foundation has touched more than 100,000 lives through various scholarship and financial assistance programs, along with its flagship junior golf program, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.”

If you’d like to help support the LPGA Foundation’s mission and scholarship programs, you can donate here: https://www.girlsgolf.org/donate-foundation

The Dinah Shore Scholarship

http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/dinahshore or http://www.lpgafoundation.org/ (“Scholarships” Link)

Contact Info: The Dinah Shore Scholarship, The LPGA Foundation, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1082; phone: 386.274.6200; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 15

Award Amount: $5,000 (1 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female high school student who played golf in high school and is pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf. Must be a US citizen or legal resident, planning to attend college full-time, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Applicant must have played in a minimum of 50% of a high school golf team’s scheduled events or have played golf “regularly” for the past two years.

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, Essay, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

Application Link: http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/dinahshore

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship

http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/marilynnsmith or http://www.lpgafoundation.org/ (“Scholarships” Link)

Contact Info: The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, The LPGA Foundation, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1082; phone: 386.274.6200; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 15

Award Amount: $5,000 (10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female high school students who have played golf in high school or in organized junior golf programs, and are planning to play competitive golf in college. Must be a US citizen or legal resident, planning to attend college full-time, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Applicant must have played in a minimum of 50% of a high school golf team’s scheduled events or have played competitive junior golf “regularly” for the past two years.

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, Essay, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

Application Link: http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/marilynnsmith

Women’s Sports Foundation

Women's Sports FoundationWomen’s Sports Foundation Travel & Training Fund

Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

According to their website: “We were the first—and only—charitable organization to offer grants to aspiring women athletes with elite potential. Between 1984 and 2004, we awarded 1,200 grants to more than 950 aspiring women athletes. Many of these women went on to capture national championships and Olympic medals, including figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi, alpine skier Picabo Street and gymnast Kerri Strug among many others.”

“The Travel & Training Fund provides direct financial assistance to aspiring athletes—in individual and team sports—with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance and rankings. Travel & Training grants allow serious female athletes a chance to fulfill their potential on the regional, national or international level through assistance for coaching, specialized training, equipment, athletic attire, and/or travel.”

Website: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/sitecore/content/home/programs/travel-and-training-fund/how-to-apply.aspx or http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org (“Programs” Tab and “Travel and Training Fund” Button)

Contact Info: Phone: 516.542.4700; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 3

Award Amount: $2,500–$10,000 (Varies)

Eligibility: Individual applicants and all members of a team must be Female, US citizen, eligible to compete for a US National Team, and must have Amateur Status. Applicants must demonstrate the ability, based on competitive record and years in training, to reach and compete at an elite level. Those that have competed regionally (outside their state), nationally and/or internationally, and/or are ranked by a national governing body. Applicants must have a successful competitive record within their sport and/or age group. In order to qualify for a team application, a team must consist of two or more females. An individual or team may be awarded only one grant per calendar year and a maximum of three grants to an individual or team in a lifetime.

Requirements: Online Application. Note that you will need to register on the foundation’s Grant Management System to get the application. Link found in the Travel and Training FAQ PDF file at http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/sitecore/content/home/programs/travel-and-training-fund/how-to-apply.aspx

Take a minute to watch this inspiring video from the female athletes supported by the WSF:

 

If you’d like to support the WSF and aspiring women athletes, you can! Donate today to help women realize their athletic potential.