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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.   Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios/reels should be placed online for viewing.

 

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 as well as portfolio/reel submission. Portfolios/reels should be placed online for viewing. There is no application deadline. 2015 funds have been allocated. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu  

 

Andrea Modica Intuitive Portraits Workshop Scholarship

Maine Media is proud to announce that for this 2015 workshop, through the kindness and generosity of clip and still +  we are offering, one $1200 competitive merit based scholarship to persons who are enrolled  in a Fine Arts degree program (BFA/MFA).  Merit shall be determined by the submission of a 20-image portfolio. Portfolios should be placed online for viewing.   Letter of intent may be emailed toregistrar@mainemedia.edu  Submission deadline is 5PM, Friday April 24, 2015. 2015 funds have been allocated. 

 

Karen Van Allsburg Memorial Scholarship 

Maine Media Women, an organization of Maine writers, photographers, editors, and other media-related professionals will award, in collaboration wirth Maine Media workshops+College, a tuition scholarship of up to $1200 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.  Submission may be emailed to registrar@mainemedia.edu  with a deadline is 5PM, Friday April 24, 2015.,  Portfolios need to be placed on a website for viewing.   2015 funds have been allocated. 

 

The Sam Abell Endowed Scholarship

Sam Abell, the well known and respected American photographer whose career spans portions of 6 decades, has been teaching at MMW+C, as well as other respected institutions, for many years. Recently, a private fund raising effort was made to establish an endowed scholarship in honor of Sam and his love of the craft.  We are ecstatic to have been selected the recipient custodian for those funds, enabling one worthy student each year to attend any workshop here in Maine. The $1500 maximum award will be made to a deserving student who demonstrates outstanding ability and some financial need. Merit shall be determined by the submission of a 20-image portfolio, Portfolios should be placed online for viewingalong with a current tax return and the application form.  No mailed in submissions will be accepted.  Submission may be emailed to registrar@mainemedia.edu  with a deadline is 5PM, Friday April 24, 2015.  Those wishing to share in honoring Sam and furthering this endowment, please contact kleuthy@mainemedia.edu 2015 funds have been allocated. 

 

The Charles Altschul Book Arts Scholarship

Funded by a generous and anonymous donor, MMW+C will offer a limited number of scholarships in the Book Arts curriculum. Application is by evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the scholarship application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation as well as sample work (viewed via website). There is no application deadline. Funds remain available until utilized. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu 

 

The Spirit of Sarah Cinematography Scholarship  - SOS

In honor of Sarah Jones, a rising female second camera assistant who met an untimely death on a film set in 2014, workshop instructor Amy Vincent ASC, has funded a scholarship of $1700 to aid an emerging female cinematographer in attending one of MMW+C’s cinematography workshops.  The loss of Sarah has brought much needed awareness to safety issues on set (SOS). The scholarship is also one small way to keep the hopes and dreams alive for young women who find themselves on career paths yet stymied by finances. Award will be based upon a combination of talent and need. Application is by reel, evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios/reels should be placed online for viewing.  2015 funds have been allocated. 

OUTSIDE FUNDING SOURCES

Military Veterans Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Maine Media College's Professional Certificate Program and MFA degree program as educational programs eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Veterans who performed active service duty after September 10, 2001, as well as current military members and eligible dependents, seeking training in the fields of filmmaking, photography, or multimedia, can visit www.gibill.va.gov/ for benefit information.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site atwww.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

 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 1, and the scholarship will be awarded by the end of July.  For more information, contact the registrar’s office at registrar@mainemedia.edu

 

OUTSIDE FUNDING SOURCES

Military Veterans Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Maine Media College's Professional Certificate Program and MFA degree program as educational programs eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Veterans who performed active service duty after September 10, 2001, as well as current military members and eligible dependents, seeking training in the fields of filmmaking, photography, or multimedia, can visit www.gibill.va.gov/ for benefit information.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site atwww.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

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 24, 2015.  Awards will be announced the week of May 11, 2015. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios should be placed online for viewing.

 

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 24, 2015.  Awards will be announced the week of May 11, 2015. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios should be placed online for viewing. 2015 funds have been allocated. 

 

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 24, 2015.  Awards will be announced the week of May 11, 2015. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu  Portfolios should be placed online for viewing. 2015 funds have been allocated. 

 

Diversity & Underprivileged Scholarships

Two generous benefactors have established a fund for  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. Some funds available provide a priority 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. A personal statement describing the applicant's situation should also be included. Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 24, 2015.  Awards will be announced the week of May 11, 2015. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios should be placed online for viewing. 2015 funds have been allocated. 

 

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 24, 2015.  Awards will be announced the week of May 11, 2015. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios should be placed online for viewing.

 

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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