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Offered by Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN)
Are you an aspiring filmmaker? If so, consider applying for the StudentCam scholarship! The StudentCam Scholarship is open to students in grades 6-12 who create a short 5-6 minute video documentary on a topic that relates to the year’s competition theme. The scholarship is offered by Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN), a non-profit organization that televises many proceedings of the United States federal government, as well as other public affairs programming all without editing, commentary or analysis. Each year, the scholarship awards cash prizes totaling $100,000 to the top 150 student documentaries. If you’re a middle or high school student passionate about filmmaking who is looking for some help funding your education, we encourage you to apply!
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a middle or high school student who creates a 5-6 minute documentary addressing the year's given theme. Applicants can compete either individually or in groups of two or three, and must meet the below eligibility requirements.
High School Students
US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other
Social Science, Political Science, Film/Video Production, History
To apply for this scholarship, students must submit a short video or a documentary that includes clips of supporting or opposing C-SPAN videos that relate to the chosen topic. Each entry must also include end credits or a works cited list.
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