Film Studies Bi-yearly Scholarship

Up To £1200 A Year Help With Your Film Studies Course

Here at Hightower Video, we are acutely aware of how expensive a good University education is these days. With housing, tuition, books and technology a good film or video production education can now runs into the tens of thousands of Pounds. We think it is particularly important that each social strata is represented in the film industry, so every voice can be represented.

To this end Hightower Video are delighted to announce a scholarship for students of film production which will be allocated each year.

TermAmountDeadlineAwarded By
Spring£600Dec 31Jan 31
Autumn£600Aug 31Sep 30

How to Apply

To apply, email us at scholarship@hightower.video and attach the following:

  • A 500 word essay, “Why is it important to have people from all parts of society in film and video production?”
  • A Vimeo or YouTube link to your showreel or the best piece of film/video work you have produced.
  • Applicants should include their name, address and phone number.
  • The applicant should state where they are currently attending or planning to attend University in the body of their submission email.
  • No additional information should be included.
  • Once the application deadline has passed, the essays will be reviewed and judged based on the following criteria:
    • Responsiveness to the question
    • Grammar and style
    • Thoughtfulness and originality
    • The persuasiveness of the arguments presented
    • Use of proper citations

The scholarship application window is open all year; each term’s application window opens right after the previous term’s deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the Hightower Video Student Scholarship, you must:

  • Be studying film/television or media studies at a UK University
  • Be enrolled full-time.

The winner of the Autumn 2018 scholarship will be announced by August 31, 2018

Application Tips and Advice

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Tell your story

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Follow the word count

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Double check your spelling and grammar

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Follow all instructions

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