PLEASE SEND TO ALL YOU KNOW IN CLEVELAND AREA. LET'S HELP GET OUR CLEVELAND KIDS SOME MONEY FOR SCHOOL. IF YOU KNOW ANY PEOPLE GOING INTO FILM OR ASPIRING TO GO INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY PLEASE SEND THIS INFORMATION. THE AWARDS CEREMONY MIGHT HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES, BUT SCHOLARSHIP MONEY IS STILL AVAILABLE.
The 2008 grant application deadline is March 31, 2008.
Grants to Film Schools Application Information
The HFPA Trust has a long history of supporting film education. Its goal continues to be the development of young artists in film and television art forms through support for scholarships and other support to undergraduate and graduate film schools in the United States.
The HFPA Fellows Scholarships is the HFPA's signature scholarship program to support the education of students in the "Film Arts." This program provides scholarship grants on an annual basis to a selected group of higher educational institutions with film schools that have national stature and/or regional importance in the greater Los Angeles area. The specific grant giving guidelines and application materials for this program are described below.
HFPA Fellows Scholarship grants
Scholarship grants to institutions selected to administer the HFPA Fellows Scholarships will generally be in the range of $20,000 to $60,000 per year.
HFPA Fellows Scholarships may be designated by the school for student support tuition and/or other direct educational expenses and/or the costs associated with developing and producing student film projects required for graduation.
Each scholarship provided to HFPA Fellows ranges from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000 per student per year, at discretion of institution.
The HFPA prefers to make grants where 100% of its funding is used for student scholarships. However, if necessary, overhead and indirect costs not to exceed 15% of the total grant may be deducted by the educational institution.
Students eligible for HFPA Fellows Scholarships include:
1. Students in the "Film Arts" as defined by the school including but not limited to directing, cinematography, screenwriting, producing, editing, acting, and/or set design;
2. "HFPA Fellows" are selected by the schools faculty and distinguished by outstanding academic and artistic excellence. Selection criteria should include academic achievement, creative and technical ability, and financial need;
3. Scholarships are given, at the discretion of the school, to support:
1. Students from underrepresented groups, especially foreign students OR
2. Students in their senior year or at graduate level requiring senior or thesis project to graduate.
HFPA Fellows Scholarship Grant Proposal Narrative
Please prepare a proposal of no more than four pages, using at least 12-point font, ad-dressing the following questions:
Request Statement: One sentence describing the school's proposed HFPA Fel-lows program including the grant amount requested, students served, and use of scho-larships. (This statement should also appear on the application cover page.)
Film School Description: Briefly describe the school's mission, educational ap-proach, curriculum, past record of accomplishments, and leadership. What are the dis-tinguishing characteristics and track record of your school and why should HFPA select it to administer the HFPA Fellows program? Include information about how the proposed scholarship program fits with or expands upon the school's goals.
Proposed Scholarship Program: Outline your school's proposed HFPA Fel-lows program. Please be brief while providing as much detail as possible. Be sure to define and estimate the number of students, their profile, selection procedures, amount and purpose of scholarships, and plans to monitor and report student progress to the HFPA. Describe how the proposed scholarship program addresses an important and unmet need for students with talent and promise in film and television.
Description of Parent Institution: Please include a brief description of the institution of which the film school is a part.
Acknowledgements: Explain the manner in which the HFPA grant will be ac-knowledged. This should include, as appropriate, recognition in publications, screening credits, and public announcements at funded and other selected events.
Project Budget: Provide a numeric budget for the proposed project with a break-down of anticipated costs, including administrative overhead, if any.
List of required attachments to application:
1. Tax Exemption: Include a copy of your institution's current 501c3 letter from the IRS verifying its nonprofit and foundation status.
Please submit two (2) sets of your school's completed application form, proposal narra-tive, and required attachments. You may also attach one (1) copy of any other items (brochures, videos, etc.) you feel may support your application.
Institutional Support Grants
Those institutions administering HFPA Fellows Scholarships may also apply for an institutional support grant. This funding is based on the merit of a special request, and is not provided as annual funding. In most cases, HFPA will not provide institutional support for more than two consecutive years preferring at least one year between grants. Requests should include a clear explanation of need, budget and a recognition plan.
Institutional support grants may be used for special equipment or facility needs of participating film schools and/or for costs associated with showcasing students works. As with its scholarship grants, the HFPA prefers that 100% of its funding is used for the designated project. However, if necessary, overhead and indirect costs not to exceed 15% of the total grant may be deducted by the educational institution.
See the linkages below for the materials required for film school grant applications. Note that there are separate application forms for the HFPA Fellows Scholarship and the Institutional Support grant requests. Applications for institutional support must be submitted as part of the school's HFPA Fellows Scholarship grant application. Please submit two (2) sets of the application materials (application cover form, narrative and budget), plus one (1) copy of any other items that you feel may support your application.
Please prepare a proposal of no more than four pages, using at least 12-point font, addressing the following questions:
Request Statement: One sentence describing the proposed project including the grant amount requested, the project title, what will be accomplished.
Proposed Project: Outline the proposed project for which HFPA support is requested. Please be brief while providing as much detail as possible about the plans and expected results for the project. Include information about how the proposed project fits with or expands upon the school's goals.
Case for Support: Identify the need that the proposed project addresses and the value it will have for students and the film school. How will HFPA support make a difference, and why is it needed at this time?
Acknowledgements: Explain the manner in which the HFPA grant will be acknowledged. This should include, as appropriate, naming of new facilities, recognition in publications, media coverage, screening credits, and public announcements at funded and other selected events.
Project Budget: Describe the total budget for the project, how specifically the HFPA grant will be used, and other sources of financial support. Provide a numeric budget for the proposed project with a breakdown of anticipated costs, including administrative overhead, if any. Explain how cost estimates for major budget elements were determined. If this is an ongoing program, include your future funding plans.