3 Tips for Getting a Great Film School Scholarship

A film school scholarship isn’t always easy to find, but if you look hard enough and work on your camera craft while at school, they are possible. The time to start preparing for achieving this scholarship is well before your final year in school. You need to have a good portfolio to show any potential scholarship foundation.

  1. Head to the Library: The library is a great source of knowledge on funding of scholarships if you know what you are looking for. Here, you will find many lists of scholarships that you can apply for. Ask for the book “The Scholarship Book” to help you find a scholarship that is right for you.
  2. Make Video for Your Portfolio: If you are looking for funding in the form of a scholarship you’re required to have a top class portfolio. Thousands of students are out there looking for scholarships and only the very best will receive a full scholarship. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring the small ones, as each little bit adds up. A big one is awarded via Emmys.org and this is for a student film or video production, so it’s worthwhile having a good one under your belt to submit.
  3. Grants and Scholarships Awarded: One source does award grants and scholarships for film in particular and that is the King Family Foundation. It could be worthwhile to take a look at it.