Filmmaking Scholarships

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MAE Foundation Scholarships for Documentary Filmmakers

Through the generous support of the MAE Foundation, two full tuition scholarships are available to deserving students interested in documentary filmmaking workshops. Scholarships are available on a financial need basis. The funding covers the cost of a one-week workshops, including room & board, up to a maximum of $2500. One scholarship will be directed to an individual with a military background (active or veteran) and the other made available to an emerging, adult filmmaker. Application is by evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return, two letters of recommendation as well as portfolio/reel submission.  Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected]   Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.  Awards will remain open until utilized.

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 a current federal tax return.  Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected]   Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.  Awards will remain open until utilized.

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.  Submissions may be emailed to [email protected]  with a deadline of 5PM, Friday April 27, 2018.  Awards will be announced the week of May 7, 2018.   Portfolios/reels must 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. There is no application deadline.   Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected] Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.

THE CHRIS LEHMANN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In the summer of 2017, the MMW + C community was saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Christopher Lehmann.  A talented, Emmy Award winning filmmaker, inspiring and tireless teacher, Chris was a truly valued member of our community.  Over the 7 years that Chris was affiliated with us, he taught nearly 200 students from 15 countries across the globe.  Friends of Chris have established an annual memorial scholarship of up to $1500 for budding filmmakers wishing to attend one of our outstanding filmmaking workshops or receive assistance towards the cost of the 4-week film school.  This scholarship is intended to enable students who would not otherwise be able to afford the full cost of attending.   Applications open each year until the award is made.  Application is by submission of a reel of your work, accompanied by evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, resume, your latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation.  Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected]  Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.

BILL LINSMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Bill Linsman, a long-time, well-loved and respected workshop leader in Maine Media’s Directing program, passed on to the other side in December 2016.  Bill’s teaching legacy at MMW reached back to the mid 80’s’.  He and his family loved coming to Maine each summer, spending several weeks each season with the community – renewing friendships and making new.

To honor Bill, family and friends have established a memorial scholarship in his honor. The intent is to help nurture and support emerging or early career directorial students at the Maine Media Workshops.   Applications open until the award is made.  Application is by submission of a reel of your work, accompanied by evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, resume, your latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation.  Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected]  Portfolios/reels must be placed online for viewing.

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.