Artists Access Scholarship

The Artists Access Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that provides tuition assistance to a limited number of newly admitted students with demonstrated financial need who are also hardworking, passionate, and committed to learning the art and craft of visual storytelling.
This scholarship awards $2,000 per quarter for a total of $6,000 per academic year. It is renewable annually for up to 4 years if the recipient maintains a CGPA of 3.00.

Application Deadlines

Your Starting Quarter Your Start Date You must submit your application by:
Winter 2018 January 16, 2018 Friday, November 17, 2017
Spring 2018 April 9, 2018 Friday, March 2, 2018
Fall 2018 October 1, 2018 Friday, March 2, 2018
Summer 2018 July 9, 2018 Friday, May 4, 2018

Application Requirements 

To be eligible for the Artists Access Scholarship you must:
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or higher from high school or college
  • Be accepted for enrollment in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Cinema at Columbia College Hollywood
To apply for the Artists Access Scholarship you must:
  • Create and submit an About Me Video (2 minutes max.)
  • Submit a Personal Statement (500 words min. / 2 pages max.)
To receive a scholarship award, you must:
  • Enroll as a full-time student (12-16 credit units)
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Begin your studies on the first day of classes

About Me Video Instructions

We are more interested in your creativity and storytelling ability than in the production value of your video submission. We want to know why you are the best candidate for a scholarship that will help you learn the art and craft of visual storytelling.

Please address the following questions in your About Me Video so we can learn more about you:

  • Who are you?
  • Where are you from?
  • What kind of career are you interested in?
  • Do you have any related experience? If so, what is it?
  • What inspires you?
  • What obstacles are you facing or have you overcome?
  • Why did you choose to attend Columbia College Hollywood instead of other schools?
  • What can you contribute to the Columbia College Hollywood creative community?
  • Why should Columbia College Hollywood accept you over other applicants?
  • Tell us about your favorite book or film.

Personal Statement Instructions

Write and submit a Personal Statement discussing your financial situation and why you have a specific financial need for tuition assistance. Please include information about how you will be paying your remaining tuition balance. Please discuss your estimated costs while you will be attending the program, including your rent and monthly living expenses. Your Personal Statement must be at least 500 words but no longer than 2 pages.

Artists Access Scholarship Application