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Scholarships are available for our Young Artists Programs, Adult Workshops, and Certificate and Degree Programs and listed below by program availability.

 

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 22, 2016.  Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2016. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios must 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 Maine Media 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 22, 2016.  Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2016. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios must be placed online for viewing. 

 

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 Maine Media and is open to all Young Artists world wide. Both of these scholarships provide full tuition, lab fees, lodging and meals. In addition to the Kevin McCabe Young Photographer Scholarship, Maine Media 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 22, 2016.  Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2016. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu  Portfolios must be placed online for viewing. 

 

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 22, 2016.  Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2016. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios 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. 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. A portfol;io submission (15-20 images) or reel is required for entry to advacned workshops.  No portolio required on intro level workshops. Deadline for submissions is 5 pm, April 22, 2016.  Awards will be announced the week of May 8, 2016. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios must be placed online for viewing. 

 

ADULT WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS

The General Workshops Scholarship Fund is available for all of our Rockport based adult workshops.  30-week Certificate program students (PCVS/CCF)  as well as MFA students, please  click here.

At this time there are scholarship funds specifically designated to some of our offerings, if you are interested please apply specifically for these programs

  • Book Arts & Design
  • Writing 
  • Photography
  • Film

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. There is no application deadline.   Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.

 

The Vitec Scholarships for Filmmakers

 

 

 

 

 

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  deserving students 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. Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu   Portfolios/reels should be placed online for viewing.  Awards will remaine open until utilized.

 

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. There is no application deadline.   Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.

 

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 $1000 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, our predecessor. 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.  Materials must be sent electronically to: registrar@mainemedia.edu with a deadline is 5PM, Friday April 22, 2016 Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing. 

 

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 tuition 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 22, 2016.  Those wishing to share in honoring Sam and furthering this endowment, please contact  mweston@mainemedia.edu

 

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  Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing. 

 

OUTSIDE FUNDING SOURCES

Military Veterans Benefits

US Veterans may use their Chapter 33 benefits to attend Maine Media Workshops + College programs. The Professional Certificate program and MFA degree program are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Most other workshops & programs qualify. Veterans who performed active duty service 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). 

 

 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 Maine Media 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 Maine Media 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 BenefitsUS Veterans may use their Chapter 33 benefits to attend Maine Media Workshops + College programs. The Professional Certificate program and MFA degree program are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Most other workshops & programs qualify. Veterans who performed active duty service 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). 

 

 

 

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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