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VFS Announces ‘The Launch Scholarship’

Funding valued up to $158k will support students training at Vancouver Film School programs in film, animation, and design; the submission deadline is May 31.

Vancouver Film School (VFS) has announced “The Launch Scholarship” to support students in film, animation, and design training. The scholarships are worth up to $158,000 – the application deadline is May 31, 2023, with recipients announced June 14. Funding is valid for the remaining VFS 2023 start dates.

VFS also announced an in-person discovery event on May 27, including campus tours, panel discussions, and creative experiences – register here.

To apply for “The Launch Scholarship,” prospective students must submit a creative link to their portfolio and answer personal submission questions. One applicant will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship to each of VFS’s three core schools: School of Animation, School of Film & Television, and School of Games & Creative Design. Additional application information is available here.  

“Since its inception in 1987, VFS has been committed to training students and launching successful careers in the creative arts,” said VFS President James Griffin. “The Launch Scholarship is part of VFS's ongoing commitment to ensure that its graduates are always better prepared, better connected, and ultimately achieve the highest standards of success in their chosen industry.”

Scholarship Details:

One (1) full-tuition scholarship to any School of Animation program:

  • Animation Concept Art (12 months)
  • Classical Animation (12 months)
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects (12 months)

One (1) full-tuition scholarship to any School of Film & Television program:

  • Acting for Film & Television (12 months)
  • Film Production (12 months)
  • Makeup Design for Film & Television (12 months)
  • Sound Design for Visual Media (12 months)
  • Writing for Film, Television & Games (12 months)

One (1) full-tuition scholarship to any School of Games & Creative Design program:

  • Digital Design (12 months)
  • Game Design (12 months)
  • Programming for Games, Web & Mobile (12 months)
  • VR/AR Design & Development (8 months)

Complete information is available here - the application deadline is May 31, 2023.

Source: Vancouver Film School

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.