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Scholarships are availble for our Summer/Fall Adult Workshops, Certificate and Degree Programs, and Young Artists Programs and listed below by program availability.

 

ADULT WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS

The General Workshops Scholarship Fund

Partial tuition scholarships are available to deserving applicants through donations by corporations and individual benefactors to The Workshops. Funds are intended to support the educational process of today's most talented filmmakers, photographers and digital artists. Application is by portfolio (15-20 images) or reel, evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation. There is no application deadline. Applications and supporting materials should be e-mailed to: registrar@mainemedia.edu  Portfolios should not be sent as attachments, but rather placed on a website for review, or sent via CD/DVD.

 

The Mattina Proctor Scholarship 

Mattina R. Proctor was a philanthropist who considered Camden, Maine her home.  Growing up during the Great Depression and World War II, she was moved to compassion by suffering and injustice.  She spent her life focused on philanthropy and volunteerism, supporting causes in health, education and the arts.  The Mattina Proctor Foundation has provided generous support to Maine Media Workshops + College and these funds enable us to provide an annual need based scholarship in her name to a deserving workshop student.  Application is by evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation. There is no application deadline. Applications and supporting materials may be e-mailed to: registrar@mainemedia.edu or sent by mail.  Funds for 2014 have been allocated.  (update 4/18/14)

 

Karen Van Allsburg Memorial Scholarship 

Maine Media Women, an organization of Maine writers, photographers, editors, and other media-related professionals will award a tuition scholarship to a qualified woman, an emerging artist who would like to further her skills with a course in still photography (preferably documentary, landscape, or portraiture).  

This need-based scholarship honors the memory of Karen Van Allsburg, a member of Maine Media Women and an alumna of Maine Photographic Workshops. A dynamic, creative woman who brightened every space she entered, Karen succumbed to breast cancer in December 1999 at the age of 51.

Application is by portfolio (15-20 images), evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation. Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 25, 2014. Applications may be submitted digitally or in print. If submitting digitally, all supporting materials should be e-mailed to registrar@mainemedia.edu  Website portfolio is required, applicants should not email image attachments for portfolio review. Award will be announced the week of May 12, 2014.   

 

Anton Bauer LogoVitec VideoCom Scholarship      

The Vitec ViedoCom Scholarship awards a full scholarship (tuition, accommodations, and meals) to a student enrolled in a 2014 one-week digital video production workshop.

A Vitec Group brand, Vitec VideoCom is the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. A long-time sponsor and educational partner of Maine Media, Vitec VideoCom is pleased to provide a deserving student the opportunity to attend Maine Media's world-renowned film and video program.

The scholarship application requires a statement of intent and recommendations, accompanied by the completed application and related financial aid forms. Applications and supporting materials should be e-mailed to: registrar@mainemedia.edu. All submissions must be received by 5 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014. Winner will be notified the week of May 12, 2014.

 

 CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

The Paul Caponigro Scholarship 

The Paul Caponigro Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor one of the foremost landscape photographers of the 20th century. Paul has been a part of the Workshops community since its earliest days and his teaching has influenced generations of photographers. Focused on supporting students at Maine Media College, the scholarship was endowed anonymously as part of the New Vision Campaign. This year the scholarship will be awarded to one or more students in the College’s Professional Certificate program, but funds are not available for the first trimester. More information is available by contacting the Registrar at registrar@mainemedia.edu

 

The Arnold Newman Scholarship

The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation has established a scholarship to honor the memory of Arnold Newman, one of the great masters of photography in the 20th century and the father of the "Environmental Portrait." Arnold was a generous teacher and taught at the Workshops every summer for over thirty years. He was a great believer in the intensive mentoring process that happens at the school. The scholarship in his name can be awarded to a either a Maine Media Workshops student or to a student enrolled in the Maine Media College Professional Certificate (funds not available for the initial trimester) or MFA degree programs. For more information, contact the registrar's office at registrar@mainemedia.edu

 

The Charles Altschul Scholarship

Charles Altschul was the president of Maine Media Workshops + College from 2007-2011 and was instrumental in establishing and guiding these early years as a nonprofit institution.  The scholarship in his name is awarded annually to a student who has been accepted into Maine Media’s certificate or degree programs.  Applications may be submitted after May 2, and the scholarship will be awarded by the end of July.  For more information, contact the registrar’s office at registrar@mainemedia.edu

 

YOUNG ARTISTS WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS

Maine Youth Scholarship Fund

This  fund was established in 2010 to provide tuition assistance for talented high school students in Maine to attend the Young Artists summer program. Thanks to the generous support of many anonymous benefactors, up to $10,000 in full and/or partial scholarships will be awarded  to teens who express an interest in media arts through their application submission and who can demonstrate the need for financial assistance.  Application is by letter of interest, evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by parent/legal guardian's latest tax return, and 3 letters of recommendation. Samples of previous work must accompany applications for assistance in advanced workshops. Otherwise, no portfolio review is required.  Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 25, 2014.  Awards will be announced the week of May 12, 2014. Materials may be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu or sent via mail. 

 

The Arnold Newman Scholarships for Young Photographers 

A gift from The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation has established a scholarship to honor the memory of Arnold Newman, one of the great masters of photography in the 20th century.  This endowment will be used to assist talented teens to advance their love of photography by attending one of the many programs offered in Maine Media’s Young Artist Program.  Arnold, the father of the "Environmental Portrait”, was a generous teacher and taught at the Workshops every summer for over thirty years. He was a great believer in the intensive mentoring process that happens at the school and thoroughly enjoyed asking young photographers to sit with him and share their work.  These informal portfolio reviews launched more than one currently successful photography career. 

Application is by letter of interest, evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by parent/legal guardian's latest tax return, and 3 letters of recommendation. Samples of previous work must accompany applications for assistance for advanced workshops. Otherwise, no portfolio review is required.  Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 25, 2014.  Awards will be announced the week of May 12, 2014. Materials may be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu or sent via mail. 

 

The Kevin McCabe Young Photographer Scholarship

We are again pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for the Young Artists Workshops. The Kevin McCabe Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving and talented student photographer (film or digital) from Central New York State region. The family and friends of Kevin McCabe, a Young Artist alumnus, have established this scholarship in his memory. A second scholarship, also awarded in Kevin's honor, is offered by The Workshops and is open to all Young Artists. Both of these scholarships provide full tuition, lab fees, lodging and meals. In addition to the Kevin McCabe Young Photographer Scholarship, the Workshops will provide a scholarship for students interested in the Young Filmmakers Program.

All applications will be judged based upon a combination of evidence of need and the merit of the work. All applications must include a financial statement (tax return) of the parent(s) or legal guardians. Three letters of recommendation from professional photographers, filmmakers, Workshop Alumni, or teachers must also be included, as well as a personal statement and the application form. Samples of previous work must accompany applications for assistance for advanced workshops. Otherwise, no portfolio review is required.  Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 25, 2014.  Awards will be announced the week of May 12, 2014.  Materials may be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu or sent via mail. 

 

The Camden Hills Regional High School Scholarships

Maine Media Workshops + College is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to students who attend CHRHS or those attending Mid-coast School Of Technology-Region 8 from CHRHS. Funded anonymously, scholarships may be awarded to those demonstrating financial need, enabling their attendance in one of MMW+C’s Young Artist Programs. Application is by letter of interest, evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by parent/legal guardian's latest tax return, and 3 letters of recommendation. Samples of previous work (for advanced workshops only) must accompany applications for assistance. Otherwise, no portfolio review is required.  Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 25, 2014..  Awards will be announced the week of May 12, 2014. Materials may be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu or sent via mail.

 

Diversity & Underprivileged Scholarships

A generous benefactor has established a fund for 2014 that is specific to teens coming from a background of culturally or ethnically under-representation.  Applicants are likely to be recent immigrants. Referrals may come from high school educators, friends or others with some knowledge of the specific situation. Preference given to students from Maine, with a priority to the Portland, or Lewiston-Auburn areas.  Portfolios are not required, unless an advanced class.  Friends are encouraged to apply together. Applicants must complete the scholarship application form, include 3 letters of recommendation and submit a parental/guardian tax return, if available.  Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 25, 2014.  Awards will be announced the week of May 12, 2014.

 

The General Workshops Scholarship Fund

Partial tuition scholarships are available to deserving applicants through donations by corporations and individual benefactors to The Workshops. Funds are intended to support the educational process of today's most talented teens. Application is by evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation.  Applications and supporting materials should be e-mailed to: registrar@mainemedia.edu or sent via regular mail.  Samples of previous work must accompany applications for advanced workshops. Otherwise, no portfolio review is required.  Portfolios (15-20 images) should not be sent as attachments, but rather placed on a website for review, or sent via CD/DVD.    Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 25, 2014..  Awards will be announced the week of May 12, 2014.

 

BENEFACTORS INFORMATION

Maine Media Workshops is a duly registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Individuals and corporations wishing to participate in the scholarship fund may do so and receive Federal Tax considerations. Information is available from The President's Office - president@mainemedia.edu