ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) announced the launch of ASIFA-Hollywood’s AEF Scholarship fund. The fund will assist with up to $30,000 in tuition, books, supplies and other related educational costs.
“The scholarship judges are looking for students who are passionate about animation and willing to work hard to reach a professional standard,” said Dori Littell-Herrick of the AEF. “That is why our AEF scholarship is focused towards students who have completed a year of college and are committed to the study of animation.”
Scholarships are merit-based and designed to support college students in continuing their education in the field of animation. Proposals will be accepted for undergraduate students entering their second year and above, as well as graduate students. Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000.
“Just two or three years ago we did not have the wherewithal to even consider such a program,” said ASIFA-Hollywood executive director Frank Gladstone. “That we can now offer this kind of benefit to the animation community really points to our continued growth and maturity as an organization.”
Applications are due by June 15, and winners will be announced July 15.
For more information, visit http://scholarships.animationeducatorsforum.org.