Columbia College Hollywood Scholarships

Columbia College Hollywood is committed to cultivating, inspiring, and empowering new students with a desire to experience creativity, innovation, and growth through education, collaboration, and a common love of the entertainment arts.

To support these passionate and committed future content creators, Columbia College Hollywood offers scholarships to qualified students enrolling in a BFA degree program for the first time. All incoming students are encouraged to apply.

Each scholarship has specific eligibility and application requirements. Applications must be submitted by the posted deadline.

Your 1st Quarter Scholarship Application Deadlines Your New Student Orientation Date Your Start Date
Winter 2018 November 17, 2017 January 11, 2018 January 16, 2018
Spring 2018 March 2, 2018 April 5, 2018 April 9, 2018
Summer 2018 May 4, 2018 July 5, 2018 July 9, 2018
Fall 2018 March 2, 2018 September 26 & 27, 2018 October 1, 2018

Once awarded, these scholarships can be renewed annually, if qualifications are met. Incoming students are welcome to apply for more than one scholarship. Only one scholarship will be awarded per student. An international student studying on an F1 visa may apply for the Filmmakers Scholarship and the Greenlight Scholarship only. 

Filmmakers Scholarship

Winter 2018 Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017
Spring 2018 Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Fall 2018 Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Summer 2018 Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018

The Filmmakers Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded at the start of each quarter to a limited number of newly admitted students who are hardworking, passionate, and possess both a deep appreciation of visual storytelling and a unique, artistic point of view.

The Filmmakers Scholarship awards $3,000 per quarter for a total of $9,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to 4 years if the recipient continues as a full-time student and maintains a minimum CGPA of 3.50.

Learn more about the Filmmakers Scholarship and APPLY HERE

Artists Access Scholarship

Winter 2018 Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017
Spring 2018 Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Fall 2018 Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Summer 2018 Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018

The Artists Access Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded at the start of each quarter. This scholarship 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.

The Artists Access Scholarship awards $2,000 per quarter for a total of $6,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to 4 years if the recipient continues as a full-time student and maintains a minimum CGPA of 3.00.

Learn more about the Artists Access Scholarship and APPLY HERE

Greenlight Scholarship

Winter 2018 Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017
Spring 2018 Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Fall 2018 Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018
Summer 2018 Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018

At the beginning of each academic quarter, Columbia College Hollywood awards the Greenlight Scholarship to a limited number of newly admitted students who are hardworking, passionate, and deeply committed to life as visual storytellers, artists, and filmmakers.

The Greenlight Scholarship is a merit-based award that provides $1,000 in tuition assistance per quarter up to a maximum of $16,000 and is renewable annually if the recipient continues as a full-time student and maintains a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Learn more about the Greenlight Scholarship and APPLY HERE

Other Scholarship Opportunities

To simplify your search for outside scholarships to help finance your Columbia College Hollywood education, we’ve compiled a list of different national resources. To apply for a scholarship, you may be required to write an essay, pass an exam or complete a project. Many have deadlines and time-sensitive restrictions that need to be followed, and they may require a minimum GPA while in college to have your scholarship renewed. Many scholarships are based on one or more of the following criteria: financial need, academic merit, area of study, creative samples, and accomplishments. Be sure to read all of the details when applying. Additionally, some scholarships require you to first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid which you can do at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

In addition to national resources, remember to search locally for college money. Try asking local businesses, your church, civic groups, labor unions, high schools, clubs, organizations, homeowners associations, private charities, your parent’s places of employment or even your own employer. Most importantly, keep in contact with your Columbia College Hollywood financial aid advisor. He or she may know of other scholarship opportunities for which you might be eligible. You can reach the office at (800) 785-0585. 

General Comprehensive Scholarship Guides

1. http://www.studentscholarships.org

2. http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/

3. http://go.salliemae.com/scholarship/

4. http://roybal-allard.house.gov/uploadedfiles/scholarships_student_resource_guide_2013.pdf

5. http://www.fastweb.com

6. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

Scholarship Search Websites

1. http://www.scholarshippoints.com

2. http://www.usafunds.org

3. http://www.scholarships.com

4. http://www.finaid.org

5. http://www.collegeboard.com

6. http://www.collegescholarships.org 

Film, Art, Writing & Entertainment Scholarships

The Charles & Lucille King Film/TV Scholarship
http://www.kingfoundation.org/

The Scholarship Art & Writing Award
http://www.artandwriting.org

Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship
http://www.emmysfoundation.org/fred-rogers-memorial-scholarship

Entertainment Blogging Scholarship
http://www.usdish.com/scholarship

Kodak/University Film and Video Foundation Scholarship
http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Education/Scholarships/index.htm?CID=go&idhbx=scholarships

Veterans Scholarships

Military Scholarship Search Engine
http://www.military.com

Wal-Mart Foundation Scholarships:
http://foundation.walmart.com/

California Student Scholarships

The Ebell/Flint Scholarship
http://ebellofla.wordpress.com/scholarship/

California Student Grant
http://www.csac.ca.gov

Marin Education Fund
http://www.marineducationfund.org/

Minority & Gender Scholarships

Ronald McDonald House
http://www.rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/

American Indian College Fund
http://www.collegefund.org

The Gates Millennium Scholars
http://www.gmsp.org

World Studio AIGA Scholarship
http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
http://www.hsf.net/

Leage of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship
http://www.lnesc.org

Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
http://www.apiasf.org

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
http://www.jackierobinson.org

Ron Brown Scholar Program
http://www.ronbrown.org