High School Film Student Scholarships

Program Summary

High School Film Student Scholarships provide up to $500 to help students pay for educational and experiential film programs. You may use these funds for:

  • summer immersion programs
  • a workshop or course outside of high school curriculum
  • travel expenses related to screening of student’s produced work


Type: Scholarship

For: High school students

Amount: Up to $500 per scholarship

Application deadline: Rolling

OEDIT division: Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media

This scholarship is for Colorado high school students in grades nine through 12. You may not use these funds for production expenses. These opportunities are limited to those outside of a traditional high school environment.

High school students should submit their online application at least three months before the proposed experience. This scholarship application is open year-round and has a rolling deadline, meaning we will review applications as we receive them.

Application materials

In a personal statement, describe:

  • name and short description of program or experience you’ve been accepted to
  • your interest in pursuing a career in film, television, and media
  • how this scholarship will help you pursue your goals
  • any academic awards you’ve received
  • any volunteer experiences or school community events you have participated in
  • any experiences working in the media industry

You will also need to submit:

  • budget (for example, the full cost of the class or workshop, or travel expenses related to your screening)
  • proof of acceptance into program or experience
  • optional: up to two additional materials to support your application, such as:
    • a high school transcript
    • a video clip of which you were the primary creator (two minutes maximum)
    • a script excerpt (five pages maximum)

This is a competitive award program, and not all applicants receive the scholarship. Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media staff reviews applications and recommends awards based on application scores and available funds. We will notify you about scholarship status within 30 days after you submit your application.

We will send the funds directly to the education program.

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