Presidential Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

The Presidential Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded annually to one newly admitted student who demonstrates extraordinary passion, drive, and creativity and a uniquely powerful commitment to the art and craft of visual storytelling. This scholarship is a full tuition award and can be renewed annually if the recipient maintains a CGPA of 3.50.

To be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, you must:

To apply for the Presidential Scholarship, you must:

To receive a scholarship award, you must:

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. Your "About Me" video must be no longer than 2 minutes.

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

Narrative Short Film Instructions

Columbia College Hollywood nurtures a culture designed to inspire a deep appreciation of visual storytelling. Your narrative short film submission must represent your current grasp of film and video production through your unique artistic point of view. Your film must be no more than 10 minutes in length. The scholarship review committee is looking for your creative fearlessness and a singular proficiency in creating work that communicates your ideas competently.

Personal Statement Instructions

The Personal Statement is your opportunity to exhibit your individuality through the lens of your unique experiences and background. The scholarship review committee views your submission as a measure of your personal vision and creative inner life. Think of your Personal Statement as a story about you. We want to learn about how your personal journey, experiences, hardships, values, and choices have made you the storyteller you are today. Your Personal Statement must be at least 500 words but no longer than 2 pages.

Topics may include:

Please do not confuse a general love of film or a fleshed-out critique of films that have inspired you with your individual perspective and creative vision. Remember there is no one-size-fits-all response. You are limited only by your imagination.

Creative Samples Instructions

Applicants for the Presidential Scholarship must submit three creative samples:

Presidential Scholarship Application