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Below is a list of scholarships for students who are studying in the Department of Film and Media Studies. Some of these scholarships may be used to provide funding for scholarships awarded by the University so may not be offered through the Department’s awarding process.

Incoming freshmen and transfer students are not eligible for any departmental scholarships or awards. These students are encouraged to go to the KU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship (FAS) website at http://affordability.ku.edu/ to review other possibilities for financial aid.

*Mark Amin Scholarship:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Awarded to Undergraduate and Graduate students with academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to students of Iranian descent and then to students of Arabian descent. Applicants must file a need analysis form by March 1.

Donald and Betty Dixon Scholarship:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must show evidence of academic merit.

Adah Clark Hagan Scholarship for Film Students:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must show evidence of excellence in both the academic and creative areas of film and media.

Claire Reinhold Scholarship:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must show evidence of academic merit.

*Charles “Buddy” Rogers Scholarship:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Awarded Undergraduate and Graduate Film students who are U.S. citizens and are not on an athletic scholarship. Candidates must show evidence of financial need and excellence in both the academic and creative areas of film and media. Applicants must file a need analysis form by March 1.

*Edward S. Small Memorial Scholarship:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Awarded to Undergraduate or Graduate Film students who show evidence of excellence in experimental film production, theory or studies.

*Alexis and Craig Stevens Performing Arts Scholarship:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students.  Candidates must show evidence of financial need. Applicants must file a need analysis form by March 1.

*Peter and Ann Thompson Undergraduate Film Scholarship:  (Only Undergraduates are eligible) Awarded to a declared undergraduate film major. Candidates must have Kansas residency, have a 3.5 grade point average in their major, and show evidence of financial need. Applicants must file a need analysis form by March 1.

Women in Film Scholarship:  (Undergraduates and Graduates are eligible) Open to Undergraduate and Graduate women with demonstrated excellence in creative work in film and media studies  Candidates must have a GPA of 3.7 in Department coursework and 3.5 overall and must show a commitment to pursuing a career in film and media, either studies or production.

* In order to be considered for departmental need-based scholarships, the Film & Media Studies deadline is March 1 for domestic students to have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or International students to have submitted a KU International Student Need Analysis.

Awards & Honors

 

Below is a list of Department of Film and Media Studies awards and honors.

Alumni Honor Citation:  Awarded to a KU alum from the Department who has national and/or international prominence and has demonstrated continued significant contributions to his/ her profession.

Award of Merit:  Awarded to a person who has made a recent significant contribution to the Department. It is intended for a single instance, as opposed to continued service.

Berg Family Film Studies Award:  Given in equal amount to one undergraduate and one graduate Film Studies majors with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above who has demonstrated outstanding Department service and citizenship. ($)

Loren Dolezal Community Service Award:  Given for outstanding service to the filmmaking community. ($)

The Bill Gilbert Award:  Recognizes excellence and enthusiastic participation in film production activities and classes in the Department of Film and Media Studies and goes to a student who is interested in pursuing a career in film production. ($)

The Mike Gunter Distinguished Service Award in Film:  Given to recognize film students for outstanding service and dedication to the film area. ($)

Herk Harvey GTA Award:  Awarded for excellence in teaching by a graduate teaching assistant in film who has maintained an outstanding academic record. ($)

Marilyn B. Heath Distinguished Service Award:  Given to honor staff and graduate students in the Department who demonstrate exceptionally dedicated service to the Department in a given year.

Ben Krout Grip Awareness Award:  Awarded to recognize a student who is either interested in being a grip and/or has been working on projects as one. ($)

Lifetime Achievement Award:  Awarded to recognize important contributions in film and media studies in the span of a career.

Chris Martin Visual Effects Award:  Awarded to recognize an undergraduate student who is pursuing the craft of Visual Effects. ($)

David Yonally Memorial Award:  This award recognizes an undergraduate Department of Film and Media Studies student who has shown outstanding promise as a young filmmaker. ($)

($) indicates monetary awards.


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