February 12, 2009

$10,000 scholarship for children's media

Three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to "support and encourage aspiring undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in children’s media."

The Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarships (yes, they honor the longtime host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) are sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and open to undergraduate and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) of accredited colleges or universities. In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year.

"Applicants must demonstrate a commitment—through coursework or experience—to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education, child development / child psychology, film / television production, music, animation," the website states. "Applicant must have the ultimate goal of working in children’s media."

Deadline to apply is February 27. Download an application online.

Location: United States

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