05 April 12
BAFTA Los Angeles supports the next generation of British film and television talent through our Scholarship Program, supporting studies and further education at some of most renowned establishments in the United States.
The 2013 Application window has now closed.
Please contact the BAFTA Los Angeles office with any questions.
In 2012, BAFTA Los Angeles proudly announced a new three-year scholarship program for British graduate students studying in the U.S. The annual program will grant a scholarship of $15,000, with a runner-up receiving $5,000, and two honorable mention scholarships of $1,500 each, plus a $1,500 scholarship for a student specializing in television.
BAFTA Los Angeles is providing this scholarship program for a guaranteed three years, starting with the 2012/2013 academic year. The program is open to British graduate students studying any of the disciplines associated with the moving image at an accredited graduate school in the U.S.
The BAFTA Scholarship Program was set up seventeen years ago by BAFTA Los Angeles to support a British student enrolled on the prestigious Masters program in screenwriting at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. The program has since expanded greatly, and it was announced in 2012 that BAFTA Los Angeles would launch a new three-year program and grant a scholarship of $15,000, a runner-up receiving $5,000, and two honorable mention scholarships of $1,500 each. Additionally, there is a $1,500 scholarship for a student specializing in television.
With yearly tuition fees costing students an average of $30,000, the BAFTA Los Angeles Scholarship Program supports students by giving financial support, as well as mentorship opportunities and access to BAFTA Los Angeles screenings and events. The scholarships are funded by BAFTA Los Angeles, as well as through donations from successful industry professionals and companies.
BAFTA Los Angeles supports the next generation of British film and television talent
Through the program, BAFTA Los Angeles builds ever more fruitful and profitable relationships between the UK and US industries, and supports and nurtures the next generation of film and television practitioners.
The Scholarship Program has proved highly successful, with virtually every scholarship recipient graduating to become a working professional in the film and TV industry. Alumni include Sacha Gervasi (Terminal, Anvil! The Story of Anvil) and Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember).
The Scholarship Program is a fantastic way for individuals and entertainment companies give back to their chosen field and support emerging talents, as well as an opportunity to promote themselves within the industry. Given the talent coming out of the program, they can also prove to be a smart investment in upcoming British talent.
Funds are also raised through BAFTA Los Angeles’ Silent Auctions and Fundraising Events.
For more information, please contact the BAFTA Los Angeles office.