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. The scholarship will be awarded to a student of either MFA Program or the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling. 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 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 $12.75 per 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 fees 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.

MFA Tripod Scholarship

This $1,500 scholarship is a financial aid opportunity to support individuals pursuing the MFA degree at Maine Media. This scholarship prioritizes the investment in women or individuals from BIPOC backgrounds, aiming to foster diversity and inclusion within the MFA program. Aspiring artists and storytellers in media arts who are enrolled in Maine Media’s MFA program, are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to those with demonstrated need There is no deadline for applications.  Funds remain available until utilized. For application information, please email the Registrar at [email protected].

The MFA Creativity Scholarship

The MFA Creativity Scholarship is available to students pursuing an MFA at Maine Media College. A maximum award of $1500 is designed to support candidates in the MFA program. This scholarship is designed to alleviate the financial burden for talented and dedicated students pursuing a creative approach to photography. Current MFA students may apply for this scholarship to help offset tuition costs and contribute to their educational journey at MMC. .There is no deadline for applications.  Funds remain available until utilized. For application information, please email the Registrar at [email protected].

Sue Michlovitz MFA Exhibition Grant

This grant is available to students entering their final semester at Maine Media College. Generously provided by MFA Alumna, Sue Michlovitz, these grants aim to empower and elevate deserving MFA students in their educational journey by offsetting tuition costs. The unique focus of this grant is to enable the recipient to allocate funds towards the realization of their thesis show. MFA candidates are encouraged to apply for this opportunity, which not only eases financial burdens but also fosters the creative expression and excellence celebrated at Maine Media. Applications must be submitted parallel to registering for the final semester. For application information, please email the Registrar at [email protected].