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    Student Academy Awards

    Offered by The Oscars

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 9, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $2,000 - $5,000

    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Application deadline:

    June 1, 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a college student interested in filmmaking? If so, consider applying for the Student Academy Awards! The competition is open to university students who submit film pieces that were made as part of coursework or a school project. Hosted by The Oscars or “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science”, the program serves as an international student film competition. The Academy is known for awarding filmmakers for artistic and technical merit across the American and international film industries. Thus, in 1972, they established the “Student Academy Awards” to support and encourage aspiring young filmmakers.

    Students may submit their films in one of four categories: narrative, documentary, animation, or alternative/experimental. Winning filmmakers in each category can earn up to $5,000. If you have a passion for filmmaking and would like to participate in a prestigious film competition, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    The contest is open to college students enrolled who have created a film as part of a school project or coursework. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students


    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other

    Academic Interest

    Visual & Performing Arts, Film/Video Production

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a film that was created for a school project or coursework, and the below application materials.

    No essay

    40-minute film

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA students and international students.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Student Academy Awards winner will be announced: October 29, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Oscars at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Student Academy Awards is not renewable.

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