Film students will be thrilled to discover the opportunities for financial assistance available through the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation. The foundation was founded in 1988, and provides a number of different scholarships to students in four year film and television program across the country. Some of these opportunities are specific to students at certain schools, while others are open to all.
The King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship program awards up to $7,000, and is available to junior and senior undergraduates. The King Family Foundation/NYU Heinemann Award provides up to $10,000 to an undergraduate film student at New York University. There is also a King Family Foundation/USC Post Production Award. This is also a $10,000 award, given to a graduate student at USC. Another $1,000 is dispersed to a graduate student at UCLA through the King Foundation/UCLA Post Production Award. Finally, the organization also offers the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting in conjunction with the Writers Guild of America East. If you would like to apply, go to the foundation’s website and download the scholarship application. You will need to download your application between September 1st and March 15th.