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The School of Theater, Film and Television has an awards process each Spring Quarter for TFT students only. All TFT students are eligible to apply and awards are based on merit and need. Each year, the School gives out approximately $1 million dollars to students. TFT students will be provided more information about the awards and the process of applying for the awards in the Winter Quarter of each year.

UCLA/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting and Directing Fellowships

The Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards

SCHOOL WIDE

ARMY ARCHERD FELLOWSHIP IN THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION

Award available to all undergraduate and graduate TFT majors based on artistic merit and financial need.

GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP IN COMEDY

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students for comedic excellence in Acting, Directing, Playwriting or Screenwriting.

GILBERT CATES SCHOLARSHIP / FELLOWSHIP

Open to undergraduates or graduates. Award is based on academic or artistic merit in all TFT majors.

MICKEY DUDE FELLOWSHIPS IN THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION FOR THE DEPICTION OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN LIFE

Merit-based award for creative activities leading to the depiction of ethnic diversity in American life on stage or screen. Open to graduates and undergraduates of all TFT majors.

EXECUTIVE BOARD AWARD

Academic and artistic merit-based award available to undergraduates and graduates within all TFT majors, with a focus on those who are under-served.

GEORGIA FRONTIERE SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF THE HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS OF AARON CURTIS TAYLOR

Academic merit-based award open to undergraduates and graduate displaying excellence in Cinema & Media Studies.

EDNA AND YU-SHAN HAN ENDOWED AWARD

Need-based award available to undergraduates or graduates of Chinese descent, with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

HOPE AND NORMAN HOPE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Award based on professional promise, academic and artistic merit. Open to undergraduates and graduates of all TFT majors.

MICHAEL MINOR AND ROBERT GREEN SCHOLARSHIP

Merit and need-based award available in art direction or scenic design; open to all TFT undergraduates and graduates.

JAMES PENDLETON FOUNDATION PRIZE

Awarded to undergraduates or graduates displaying academic and artistic excellence in theater, film or television.

TERI SCHWARTZ FAMILY AND FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Scholarship will recruit, retain, and/or reward creative and academic excellence for students who are under-served and/or under-represented.

JOEL SIEGEL FELLOWSHIP

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate TFT majors for academic merit and artistic talent.

STREISAND SONY FELLOWSHIPS

Award available to first year female graduates displaying financial need and artistic merit in Acting, Film directing, Producing and/or Screenwriting.

DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

DAVID C. BAUMGARTEN ENDOWED AWARD IN ACTING

DOROTHY BOCK MEMORIAL AWARD

Award open to undergraduate and graduate students displaying artistic merit in Acting.

DANA AND ALBERT R. BROCCOLI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF ROBERT J. NATOL

Awarded to undergraduate Theater majors based on artistic merit and financial need.

JUSTIN MATTHEW CARMACK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ACTING

Award available to undergraduate and graduate students displaying professional promise, artistic talent, energy and passion in the field of acting.

ROBERT FORD CORRIGAN MEMORIAL AWARD

Open to graduate students in Design for best scene design.

EMERGING DIRECTOR AWARD

Award offered to undergraduates or graduates in Theater demonstrating excellence in Directing.

THE RICHARD E. ESHLEMAN PLAYWRITING AWARD

Need-based award open to Playwriting graduates who demonstrate professional promise in the craft of writing for theater.

FINE ARTS TRUST AWARD

Award available to support research abroad in Europe or Japan for a Theater undergraduate or graduate displaying academic and artistic merit.

RALPH FREUD FELLOWSHIP IN ACTING

Awarded to undergraduates or graduates showing artistic merit in Acting.

MARK TRENT GOLDBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSICAL THEATER

Artistic merit-based award for undergraduates in the Bolger Musical Theater Program.

FRED HAYMAN FELLOWSHIP IN COSTUME DESIGN

Open to graduates showing artistic merit in Costume Design.

FLORENCE THEIL HERRSCHER AWARD IN THEATER ARTS

Award available to undergraduates and graduates in Theater based on artistic merit.

HAL KANTER COMEDY WRITING AWARD

Awarded to Playwriting graduates exhibiting excellence in comedy writing.

LUCILE THELMA KARAYAN SCHOLARSHIP IN THEATER ARTS

Merit and need-based scholarship awarded to undergraduate and graduate Theater majors.

KOVLER FAMILY FELLOWSHIP IN THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION

Artistic merit-based award open to graduate majors only.

DANA LIND DRAMA AWARD

Award available to undergraduate sophomores in Theater, focusing either on acting or production support.

PETER MATZ / MARTIN SOSIN SCHOLARSHIPS IN MUSICAL THEATER

Merit and need-based scholarship awarded to undergraduate juniors in Theater who display dedication to the Bolger Musical Theater Program.

PETER MATZ / MARTIN SOSIN SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSICAL THEATER COMPOSITION

Scholarship open to undergraduate and graduate Theater students.

SIR IAN MCKELLEN ACTING AWARD

Artistic merit-based award open to undergraduate and graduate students in Acting.

THE JEANNIE MICHIKO KUBOTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award based on merit and financial need, given to a female theater students of Asian-American descent.

JACK NICHOLSON PRIZE IN ACTING

Merit-based prize available to undergraduate and graduate students in Acting.

THE JACK OAKIE IT'S ALL IN FUN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ACTING

Merit-based award open to undergraduates and graduates in Acting.

STAGE SPIRIT: DINI OSTROV AWARD IN PLAYWRITING

Award available to graduate playwrights displaying excellence in comedy writing or scripts featuring spirited women.

LAURA PELS FELLOWSHIP IN ACTING

Fellowship offered to graduate students in Acting who display artistic merit.

JOHN AND ROSEMARY RAITT SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSICAL THEATER

Award available to undergraduates in the Bolger Musical Theater Program.

REACH FOR THE STARS AWARD

Merit and need-based award offered to undergraduate or graduate students in Theater.

TIM ROBBINS AWARD IN PLAYWRITING

Open to undergraduate and graduate students exhibiting artistic merit in a innovative, full-length play dealing with social, political or religious themes.

BEVERLY J. ROBINSON MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOR PLAYWRIGHTS

GEORGE SAVAGE PLAYWRITING AWARD

Award to assist student playwrights in the Department of Theater.

SCHAEFFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ACTING

Open to upper-division female undergraduates and graduates showing artistic talent in Acting

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CAROL SCHICKEL MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN THEATRICAL DESIGN

Artistic-merit based award for graduates majoring in Design.

CHUCK SCHNEBEL MEMORIAL AWARD

Artistic merit and need-based award available for an undergraduate non-California resident.

JUDITH AND MILTON R. STARK SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship based on artistic merit exhibited by undergraduates or graduates in Theater.

ROD STEIGER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ACTING

Award available to undergraduates and graduates in Acting who show artistic merit.

FAITH SURABIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN THEATER

Open to undergraduate theater majors who show artistic merit in Acting.

JOHN AND FAITH SURABIAN AWARD IN MUSICAL THEATER

Awarded to undergraduate juniors or seniors demonstrating artistic merit in Musical Theater.

JOHN AND SHARON SURABIAN AWARD IN MUSICAL THEATER

Awarded to undergraduate juniors or seniors demonstrating artistic merit in Musical Theater.

SHARON SURABIAN MEMORIAL AWARD IN THEATER

Merit-based award available to undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in Theater.

THE SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN

AARON CURTIS TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship offered to graduate students who exhibit academic excellence in Critical Studies.

TFT ACTING SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

THEATER FACULTY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CARL MUELLER

Award available for Critical Studies doctoral students for outstanding achievement and productivity in scholarship.

FRED THORP FELLOWSHIP

Artistic and/or scholarly merit-based award for graduate students in Theater.

DONNA NELSON TOLLEFSON SCHOLARSHIP IN ACTING

Merit and need-based scholarship offered to undergraduates and graduates majoring in Acting.

ONNA WHITE AWARD IN MUSICAL THEATER

Need-based award open to all Theater majors (Bolger Musical Theater Program) exhibiting artistic merit, with emphasis on dance and choreography.

NATALIE WOOD ACTING AWARD

Awarded to an undergraduate sophomore or junior based on artistic merit in Acting.

DEPARTMENT OF FILM, TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA

ACADEMY INTERNSHIP

Students will be placed in internships throughout all aspects of the film industry, from development to production to post-production, marketing and distribution.

ARCHIVE RESEARCH AWARDS

Award available to Cinema & Media Studies or MIAS graduates based on archive research and a final paper.

DOROTHY ARZNER MEMORIAL AWARD

Artistic merit-based award for graduate students in the Directing and Producers Programs.

RON BAHAM MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN COMEDY

Awarded to screenwriting graduate students showing artistic merit in comedy television writing.

DAVID C. BAUMGARTEN ENDOWED AWARD IN COMEDY WRITING

Award available to undergraduate and graduates displaying artistic merit in comedy writing.

WILLIAM J. AND LEE PHILLIP BELL/THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS FELLOWSHIP IN TELEVISION

Screenwriting graduate students are eligible for this merit-based award in dramatic writing for television.

ANTONIO DAVID BLANCO SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to Film and Television undergraduate juniors with preference given to those of Venezuelan or Latin American descent; based on artistic merit and financial need.

ANTONIO DAVID BLANCO FELLOWSHIPS (THESIS AWARD)

Merit and need-based Thesis award available to graduates in Directing. Preference given to students of Venezuelan or Latin American descent.

DAYNA AND STEVEN BOCHCO FELLOWSHIP

Awarded to graduate students in Animation, Directing, Producers’ Program or Screenwriting based on artistic merit and financial need.

CHARLES BOYER FRENCH RESEARCH AWARD

Award open to graduate students in Cinema & Media Studies and Directing.

JAMES BRIDGES AWARD IN FILM DIRECTING (THESIS AWARD)

Artistic merit-based Thesis award open to graduate students in Directing who demonstrate extraordinary experience in acting/directing and embody the integration of film with the techniques of theater.

BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS LOS ANGELES FELLOWSHIP

Award available to all FTV undergraduate and graduate majors of British citizenship; based on academic and/or artistic merit.

BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS - LOS ANGELES PETER HENTON MEMORIAL AWARD

Artistic merit-based award open to Directing undergraduates and graduates of British citizenship.

DANA AND ALBERT R. BROCCOLI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF ROBERT J. NATOL

Awarded to undergraduate Film majors based on artistic merit and financial need.

BRIDGET AND BOB COLLEARY AWARD

Award open to Screenwriting graduates for the best 'Family Friendly' movie. Any genre, including animation, is welcome.

JERRY M. COX MEMORIAL AWARD

Merit-based scholarship open to graduate students in Animation.

CARL DAVID MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN FILM AND VIDEO

Award available to graduates in Directing and Screenwriting to promote a positive image of gay and lesbian pride and culture.

FREDERICO DE LAURENTIIS MEMORIAL AWARD (THESIS AWARD)

Merit and need-based Thesis award offered to graduate students in Directing.

VINCENT E. DEFRANCES SCHOLARSHIP IN ANIMATION

Merit-based award for graduate students in Animation.

HUGH DOWNS GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Awarded to graduate students in Cinema & Media Studies displaying merit and financial need, preferably with an interest in broadcasting.

HUGH DOWNS PERFORMANCE FOR TELEVISION AWARD

Awarded to graduates in Cinema & Media Studies showing artistic merit and financial need.

JOSEPH W. DROWN AWARD FOR MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION (THESIS AWARD)

Artistic merit and need-based Thesis award for graduate students in Directing in order to complete their thesis film.

ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS FELLOWSHIP IN PRODUCING

Award available to graduates in the Producers’ Program exhibiting professional promise and a talent in film production.

SEAN EVANS MEMORIAL AWARD

Awarded to Film and Television undergraduates for best social documentary or dramatic production.

OTIS FERGUSON MEMORIAL AWARD IN CRITICAL WRITING

Open to graduates in Cinema & Media Studies for academic merit in critical writing.

FOUR SISTERS SCHOLARSHIP IN SCREENWRITING, DIRECTING AND ANIMATION

Multiple awards available to undergraduates and graduates in Screenwriting, Directing and Animation based on merit and financial need. Project should depict some aspect of African American culture or experience.

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER FELLOWSHIP

Artistic merit-based award available to graduate students in Directing.

STEPHEN J. FRIEDMAN AWARD IN SCREENWRITING

Merit-based award open to graduates in Screenwriting.

ART FRIEDMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN THEATER AND TELEVISION

Merit-based scholarship for undergraduates in Television directing (production)

TESHOME GABRIEL MEMORIAL AWARD

Award is intended to support research/travel in the area of emerging cinemas, diaspora cinemas and the study of film and social change, especially with regard to Africa.

STEPHEN N. GERSHENSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Need and merit-based award available to Screenwriting undergraduates and graduates, with a preference given to comedy.

FRANK GLICKSMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award available to Film and Television undergraduate seniors showing artistic merit.

ZAKI GORDON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCREENWRITING (ADVANCE NOTICE)

Award open on all undergraduate and graduate majors demonstrating passion and excellence in the field of Screenwriting.

HOWARD J. GREEN AWARD IN SCREENWRITING

Merit-based award open to Screenwriting undergraduate and graduate students.

JAY GROSSMAN COMEDY WRITING AWARD

Award open to Screenwriting undergraduate and graduate students for excellence in comedic writing.

HARMONY GOLD AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Merit-based award open to graduate students in Screenwriting.

FELICIA D. HENDERSON SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP

Artistic merit-based award for graduates in Screenwriting with a screenplay depicting women in current or historical perspective.

COLIN HIGGINS FILM DIRECTOR'S SCREENPLAY AWARD

Award available to graduates in Directing or Screenwriting based on excellent screenplay and/or film directing.

DEBRA HILL FELLOWSHIP

Scholarship awarded to graduates in the Producers’ Program displaying promise in their field.

HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARD

Merit-based award available to Advance Project and Thesis level graduate students demonstrating excellence in film directing.

GERALD HUGHES COMEDY DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP

Artistic merit; demonstrates passion and excellence in comedy film or television directing for animated, narrative and non-narrative genres.

ION PICTURES SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to Film and Television undergraduates showing artistic merit and financial need.

ALAN S. JACOBSON MEMORIAL AWARD

Merit-based award open to Film and Television undergraduates.

CHUCK JONES AWARD IN ANIMATION

Artistic merit-based award offered to Film and Television graduate students.

HERMAN KASS PRIZE IN MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION (THESIS AWARD)

Thesis award available to Directing graduate students demonstrating artistic merit and financial need, with project limited to the entertainment genre.

CHARLES AND LUCILLE KING FAMILY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

Open to graduates advanced to candidacy for M.F.A. Award based on artistic merit in live-action, narrative film or video format for Thesis project.

STANLEY KRAMER FELLOWSHIP IN FILM DIRECTING

Merit-based fellowship open to Directing graduates addressing socially relevant issues in their Thesis films.

TERUKO KUBOTA MEMORIAL AWARD

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in Film and Television showing artistic merit and financial need.

ANDREW J. KUEHN, JR. MARKETING FELLOWSHIP

Open to graduates in the Producers Program exhibiting professional promise.

STEVE LAWRENCE AND EYDIE GORME SCHOLARSHIP

Open to Screenwriting and Producers Program undergraduates and graduates showing artistic merit.

BILL LEE MEMORIAL AWARD (THESIS AWARD)

Artistic merit-based Thesis award available to graduate students in Directing.

KENNETH MACGOWAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Awarded to Directing undergraduates and graduates demonstrating artistic merit in documentary filmmaking.

EDIE GROSS MANET SCHOLARSHIP

Merit-based award offered to a Film and Television undergraduate embodying professional promise, passion, and excellence in the field of film production.

DAN MCLAUGHLIN ANIMATION FELLOWSHIP

Artistic merit-based award available to graduate student in Animation.

MEDIA SERVICES THESIS AWARD IN PRODUCING (THESIS AWARD)

JENNIFER MOMTAZEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Open to undergraduate Film and Television students showing academic merit and artistic talent.

WILLIAM MORRIS FELLOWSHIP

Need and merit-based fellowship awarded to graduates in the Producers Program.

JIM MORRISON FILM AWARD

Award available to graduates and undergraduates in Directing based on artistic merit and financial need.

RITA MORRISON FILM AWARD

Merit-based award open to undergraduates and graduates in Directing.

MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA AWARD

Multiple awards available to undergraduates and graduates in Directing.

NAACP / NBC FELLOWSHIP IN SCREENWRITING

Need and merit-based Screenwriting fellowship offered to graduates with unique and original voices who further interests of underrepresented minorities.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATRE OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA/ NEVADA FELLOWSHIP IN FILM

Merit and need-based award offered to California or Nevada resident graduates in Directing, Screenwriting, Producers’ Program or Animation.

JACK NICHOLSON DISTINGUISHED STUDENT DIRECTOR AWARD

Awarded to graduates in Directing based on artistic merit.

JACK NICHOLSON PRIZE IN SCREENWRITING

Awarded to graduates or undergraduates in Screenwriting showing artistic merit and financial need.

THE KEMP R. NIVER SCHOLARSHIP IN FILM HISTORY AT UCLA

Demonstrate professional promise, academic interest, and a focus in the field of Film History, understood in its broadest sense. For example, this would include the study of film preservation, film archiving, or film’s relationship to society.

JACK OAKIE MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMEDY SCREENWRITING

Awarded for artistic merit exhibited by a graduate in Screenwriting.

JACK OAKIE MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTING A FILM COMEDY

Awarded for artistic merit exhibited by a graduate or undergraduate in Directing.

VICTORIA HORNE OAKIE "MYRTLE MAE" AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CINEMA

Award available to all undergraduate or graduate majors for artistic and/or academic merit.

OLIVER'S PRIZE

Open to Screenwriting graduates showing excellence in a screenplay written for children, either live-action or animated.

O'NEAL FELLOWSHIP IN SCREENWRITING

Merit-based award available to Screenwriting graduates, who scripts must be set in the Heartlands of America.

REEL SPIRIT: DINI OSTROV AWARD IN SCREENWRITING

Award offered to graduate students in Screenwriting displaying artistic merit; preference given to comedy writing and/or script featuring spirited women.

MARY PICKFORD AWARD

Award available for graduates demonstrating artistic merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

PLITT SOUTHERN THEATER EMPLOYEES TRUST FELLOWSHIP

Open to graduates in Cinema & Media Studies who encourage and promote academic research into the relationship between American motion pictures and American society.

GENE REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP

Need and merit-based scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in Film and Television.

ROSALEE SASS SCHOLARSHIP

Need and merit-based award available to graduates and undergraduates in Film and Television.

JACK K. SAUTER AWARD

Awarded to graduates in Critical Studies, Directing, or Screenwriting displaying merit in television.

CARROLL SAX AWARD IN MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION (THESIS AWARD)

Thesis award available to worthy Directing graduates to assist with the production costs of their Thesis film project.

EUGENE EDWARD SCOTT, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN FILM AND TELEVISION

Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in Film and Television who exemplifies hard work, passion and perseverance, exhibiting merit and financial need.

MILTON SPERLING FELLOWSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCREENWRITING

Merit and need-based fellowship available to graduates in Screenwriting.

CHARLES SPERONI MEMORIAL AWARD

Open to Film and Television undergraduates and graduates showing academic and artistic merit.

PETER STARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Merit-based award offered to undergraduate students in Film and Television.

LARRY THOR MEMORIAL AWARD

Screenwriting award available to graduate students demonstrating artistic merit.

ROCCO VIGLIETTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN FILM

Open to undergraduate juniors displaying artistic merit and financial need. Preference given to those with family descent from the Bronx or greater New York.

CARD WALKER MOTION PICTURE FELLOWSHIP

Awarded to graduate students in Animation demonstrating artistic merit.

EDIE AND LEW WASSERMAN FELLOWSHIP

Artistic merit and need-based fellowships available to graduate students in Animation.

EDIE AND LEW WASSERMAN FILM PRODUCTION FELLOWSHIPS (THESIS AWARD)

Merit and need-based Thesis awards open to graduate students in Directing for the realization of their thesis project.

LYNN WESTON FELLOWSHIP IN FILM (THESIS AWARD)

Thesis award available to female graduates in Directing who are devoted to their craft and the creation of films.

LISA WIEGAND FELLOWSHIP IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

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WOMEN IN FILM - PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Open to female graduate students in Cinema and Media Studies demonstrating artistic merit which promotes the relationship between visual media and women.

WOMEN IN FILM MENTORSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Open to female undergraduates or graduates studying Film, displaying artistic merit and financial need.

WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION / LOREEN ARBUS FELLOWSHIP IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Open to female undergraduates and graduates in Directing with a specialty in cinematography; based on artistic merit and financial need.

WOMEN IN FILM CRYSTAL / LUCY AWARD

Open to female undergraduate and graduate students with majors in Animation, Directing, Screenwriting or the Producers' Program; based on artistic merit and financial need.

WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION / VERNA FIELDS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Open to female graduate students in Directing displaying financial need; given to assist with the editing and screenwriting of thesis project.

WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION / ELEANOR PERRY WRITING AWARD

Open to female graduate students in Screenwriting demonstrating artistic merit in a screenplay depicting women in current or historical perspective.