School of Film & Television

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Please note: many fellowships fall under more than one collegeFor LMU scholarship listings, log in with your LMU ID here.

The opportunities below represent a sample of fellowships available to SFTV students and alumni.

To receive a personalized list of fellowship opportunities based on your interests and goals, ONIF encourages you to schedule an advisement appointment or email fellowships@lmu.edu

Deadlines are approximate.

  • Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

    Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars, receive individualized Academy member mentorship and are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during their Fellowship year.

    Amount: $35,000

    Note: There is a $48 entry fee, but full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section.

    Academic Levels: Undergraduate, graduate, and alumni

    Eligibility: Open to all. Must be 18 or older at the time of entry

    National Deadline: March

  • Critical Languages Scholarship

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

    Amount: The CLS Program fully funds the costs of participating in its overseas institutes, including intensive overseas group based language courses, room and board, U.S. academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College, domestic and international airfare. 

    Languages: The CLS Program offers instruction in fifteen critical languages:

     

    No Previous Study Required
    One Year of Study Required
    Two Years of Study Required

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens only. Must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program which results in a degree. Must be enrolled at your home college or university in the Fall Semester of the application year. Students taking a leave of absence to participate in an organized semester- or year-long study abroad program, or to participate in a substantive internship program, may still be considered eligible. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician's statement and must inform the program of any changes in their health status between submission of these forms and departure in order to participate in the program. Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year of study. Must receive a visa in the country of study prior to program entry.

    National Deadline: November 

    Results Announced: March

    Contact fellowships@lmu.edu for application support.

  • DAAD Graduate Study Grants

    Deadline: mid-October

    Purpose: to fund study, research, and creative projects in Germany

    Amount: monthly stipends 850-1075 euros, health insurance and travel.

    Location: Throughout Germany.

    Eligibility: current seniors, graduate student or alumni who completed their undergraduate degrees no more than six years ago.

    Key Qualifications: Affiliation with program and possible mentors. For humanities and arts degrees and project, good command of German, for other fields, students without language expertise may qualify if language of instruction is English.

  • Davis-Putter Scholarship

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community.

    Amount: The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of money available.

    Location: Individuals can participate in this program while attending most public institutions. See website for more information.

    Eligibility: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US.

    National Deadline: April

    Results Announced: July

  • The Disruptors Fellowship

    An inaugural fellowship for emerging television writers of color who identify as trans and/or non binary, disabled, undocumented, and/or formerly undocumented immigrants.

    Benefits:

    • 90-minute Master Classes in:
      • TV drama writing
      • TV comedy writing
      • Disrupting Hollywood as BIPOC writers
      • Intellectual property
    • Mentoring sessions with an experienced television writer, focusing on career development and script development
    • One-on-one sessions with two writing coaches to give you direct feedback on your script
    • The opportunity to work on a television show pilot in the genre of your choosing, with peer support and feedback
    • The opportunity to find and grow your network by presenting an excerpt from your pilot at an industry reading
    • The opportunity to pitch and receive feedback from a panel of industry professionals
    • A cohort-based peer community of shared values including online Inter-Cohort Learning sessions and roundtable conversations with industry leaders who are changing the landscape in Hollywood
    • Deepened understanding of intersectionality and systems of oppression
    • Social and networking opportunities
    • Development of your voice and leadership as an artist/activist poised to take on the industry
    • Final Draft software (Valued at $249)
    • A $6,000 honorarium payable as milestones are reached (This will be considered taxable income by the IRS)

    Academic Levels: Undergraduate, graduate, and alumni

    Eligibility: Any LA-based writer of color over the age of 21 who has not previously been staffed on a show is eligible to apply.

    National Deadline: March

  • Ebell Scholarship

    The Ebell continues to seek out and subsidize academically outstanding students who are residents of Los Angeles County. Awards are based upon character, scholarship, and financial need.

    Amount: $5,000 annually.

    Eligibility

    • United States citizenship. If naturalized citizen, please send a copy of the official documentation
    • Permanent Resident of Los Angeles County
    • Full-time Attendance at an accredited Los Angeles County educational institution
    • Expected post-secondary sophomore status or higher in that educational institution at the beginning of next school year (only undergraduates qualify)
    • Achievement of at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
    • Availability for an in-person interview with Ebell Scholarship Committee on our Ebell campus
    • Demonstrated community commitment

    National Deadline: April

  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes 

    Three-to-four week summer programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

    Amount: The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes covers most costs of participating in the institutes, including US-UK airfare, tuition and fees at the host institution, accommodation (room) and meals.

    Location: Around 10 institutes are offered each summer in multiple UK cities.

    Eligibility

    • Be a US citizen and possess a US passport
    • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the programme
    • Participate in the programme in its entirety
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7
    • Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes (open to current freshmen and sophomores)
    • Have had little or no study or travel outside of the US

    Application Deadline: February

    Results Announced: Late April

    Contact fellowships@lmu.edu for application support.

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

    Offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. They provide approximately 2,000 grants for individually designed research projects, graduate study, or English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs.

    Campus DeadlineAugust 31

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: March-June

  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

    FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. FEA Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for all available scholarships (general and dedicated) based on answers provided in the application online.

    Award: Up to $10,000

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. (graduate students are not eligible)
    • Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution
    • Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries

    Preferences: FEA gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. These groups include, but are not limited to:

    • First-generation college students
    • Minority students
    • Community college students

    National Deadline: January

  • Freeman-ASIA Award Program

    Designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

    Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

    Amount: Up to $7,000.

    Eligibility

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
    • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program. The applicant is required to submit the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) figure, calculated through FAFSA, with the statement of financial need through the online Freeman-ASIA application.
    • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree.
    • Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
    • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.
    • Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.
    • Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study. A summer term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. A semester or an academic year term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
    • Must submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his/her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and/or in the local community.
    • Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States.
    • Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient.

    Campus Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. Late-September for spring and the summer early application deadline. Late-February for summer, fall, or academic year travel. Contact ONIF for more information.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring. March/April for summer, fall, or academic year travel.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate Scholarship

    The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Veterans of military service are encouraged to apply, and preference is given to veterans when other factors are equivalent. By supporting undergraduate students who have high financial need, the program has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, students in STEM fields, ethnic minority students, students with disabilities, students attending HBCUs or other minority-serving institutions, students attending community colleges, and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation.).

    Amount: Up to $5,000.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Open to all class years. Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.

    Campus Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. Mid-September for spring and the summer early application deadline. Mid-February for summer, fall, or academic year travel. Contact ONIF for more information.

    National Deadline: Varies, depending on travel dates. October for spring and the summer early application deadline. March for summer, fall, or academic year travel.

     

  • Mitchell Scholarship

    The Mitchell Scholarship funds up to twelve students for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    Amount: Award amount varies by participant to provide tuition, housing, a cash stipend for living expenses, and a travel stipend.

    Location: Ireland.

    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen between 18 and 29 years of age as of September 30 of the application year. Applicants need to have obtained a bachelor’s degree prior to study as a Mitchell Scholar.

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: Late September

    Results Announced: Late November

  • Netflix Nonfiction Directing and Producing Fellowship

    Provides an all-in experience for directors and producers ready to advance their craft and careers, including the opportunity to shadow a director or producer on new and/or returning nonfiction series.

    Benefits

    • Selected Fellows will be provided with ongoing production company placements on series and programs throughout the year-long Fellowship.
    • Fellows will also attend monthly virtual briefings to provide guidance on goals and expectations throughout the program.
    • Additional virtual meetings include, but are not limited to, masterclasses, and meet and greets with executives across the industry, and throughout Netflix and production company partners

    Note: There is a $48 entry fee, but full-time students at an accredited college/university are eligible for a discount on their entry fee. Indicate your status in the demographic section of your online application. The discount will be offered in the payment section.

    Academic Levels: Undergraduate, graduate, and alumni

    Eligibility

    • Applicants must be 21 years or older as of June of the application year.
    • Applicants must possess and present evidence of identity and United States employment eligibility (valid for the duration of the Program).

    National Deadline: April

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

    BenefitsEach award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. 

    Eligibility:

    1. NEW AMERICAN STATUS​

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for United States immigrants and children of immigrants. To be eligible, an applicant’s birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births. In addition, one of the following must be true of the applicant as of the November 1, 2017 application deadline:

    • Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
    • Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
    • Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
    • Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
    • DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.

    2. ACADEMIC STANDING

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing full time graduate degrees at United States institutions. Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2018, and may be applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking funding for as of the application deadline. The fellowship program is open to all fields of study and fully accredited fulltime graduate degree programs. In order to be eligible for the 2018 fellowship, an applicant should be planning to be enrolled full time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2018-19 academic year. Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the November 1, 2017 deadline. Applicants who have a previous graduate degree or who are in a joint-degree program are eligible.

    Ineligible programs: Online programs, executive graduate programs, joint bachelors/master's programs, certificate programs, post-baccalaureate programs, graduate programs that are not in the United States, and graduate programs that are not fully accredited.

    3. AGE

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a fellowship program intended for students who are early in their careers. All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

    National Deadline: November

  • Rhodes Scholarship

    Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

    Amount: Varies.

    LocationOxford University in the United Kingdom

    Eligibility: No citizenship requirements. However, non-U.S. citizens may have an earlier application deadline and should consult the website for more info. Must be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age. To be considered, an applicant must be on track to receive a bachelor’s degree before October of the application year.

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: October

    Results Announced: Late November

  • Schwarzman Scholars Program

    Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

    With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

    Students live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes are taught in English. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the disciplines:

    • Public Policy
    • Economics and Business
    • International Studies

    Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

    Benefits: 

    • Tuition Fees
    • Room and board
    • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
    • An in-country study tour
    • Required course books and supplies
    • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
    • Health insurance
    • A personal stipend of $3,500

    Eligibility: 

    • Undergraduate degree or first degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent
    • Candidates must be at least 18 but not yet 29 years of age as of August 1 of the application year
    • English language proficiency

    Campus Info Session: April 26 at 12:30 p.m.,Online

    Campus Deadline: August 31

    National Deadline: Early September

    Results Announced: December

     

    Contact

    Office of National & International Fellowships (ONIF)
    University Hall 1879
    fellowships@lmu.edu
    310.338.3792

  • Ubisoft Women’s Film & Television 2021 Fellowship Program

    A six-month, non-exclusive, paid fellowship with the opportunity to learn first hand what goes into taking a project from conception to production.

    Benefits: Fellows will have the chance to explore Ubisoft’s extensive library of IP as well as pitch original ideas based in the world, community and culture of video games for possible development. Additionally, participants will take part in a one-on-one mentorship with Ubisoft’s Film & Television leads and meet and learn from experienced entertainment executives across departments..

    Academic Levels: Undergraduate, graduate, and alumni

    Eligibility

    • Women, non-binary, trans, gender-nonconforming, and gender-variant aspiring screenwriters who are passionate about the film and television industry.
    • The program is open to U.S. residents 18 years or older.
    • TV fellows can have up to and including a staff writers credit. Film fellows are eligible so long as they don’t have a project in development at a major studio or any produced credits.

    National Deadline: May