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. More information is available by contacting the Registrar at [email protected]
The Arnold Newman Scholarship
Recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture” and acknowledged as one of the great masters of photography in the 20th century, Arnold Newman shared his wealth of experience as a teacher at the Workshops for over 30 years. The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation has established an endowment at Maine Media College and Workshops to provide scholarships to students. More information is available by contacting the Registrar at [email protected]
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[email protected]
VIRGINIA CABOT WELLINGTON FOUNDATION
This kind donor and friend of MMW+C has established a scholarship fund for aspiring filmmakers wishing to attend either the Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking program or the MFA in Media Arts program. As MMW+C desires to diversify the student body, preference will be given to those matching that criteria. There is no application deadline 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. There is no application deadline. Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected] Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.
The General Workshops Scholarship Fund
Partial tuition scholarships are available to deserving applicants through donations by corporations and individual benefactors to Maine Media Workshops+College. Funds are intended to support the educational process of today’s most talented filmmakers, photographers, writers, 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. Limited scholarships available to students entering their first term of the CCF or PCVS program based on ability and financial need. Applications should be submitted, immediately upon acceptance into the program. Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected] Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.
Workstudy (PCVS and CCF)
Maine Media College offers students the option to work on-campus for pay, which is then applied toward the cost of attending the College. Work Study students work in the offices, labs, studios, technical departments, performing general duties. Work Study students may work from 10 to 20 hours a week at a rate of $7.50/ hour. Students on workstudy are paid weekly, with standard deductions, or may have the net amount applied toward their tuition and fees balance. These earnings are counted as income and will be taxed accordingly. Workstudy students must cover the remainder of their tuition, lab fee and materials, room and board through other financial aid packages.
Requests for Workstudy must be made to the Registrar prior to arrival. The Registrar will compile a master list for student review upon arrival. Students are then referred to the appropriate Manager to discuss the possibilities.
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 at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.