WIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The WIA Scholarship Program is devoted to furthering the academic efforts of deserving animation students who demonstrate artistic talent, a passion for animation, a financial need, and a promising future in our industry.

Applicants who have identified themselves as female, trans or non-binary, and who are enrolled in schools all over the world to pursue various aspects of animation production, are encouraged to apply.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be an active WIA member and identify as female or non-binary
  • If attending an accredited college of university:
    • The applicant must be registered during the 2022 – 2023 academic school year as an undergraduate student in the sophomore, junior or senior year of study, or a graduate student.
  • If the applicant is taking online courses:
    • All online classes must be a minimum duration of 3 to 6 months long
    • All applicants must provide proof of at least one previous course they have taken that meets the outlined requirements above.
    • All applicants must provide proof of current enrollment in class for the duration outlined above
  • Major: any field and aspect of animation production
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.85 minimum on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants do not need to be US citizens or permanent residents to apply. In compliance with U.S. federal regulations, any non-U.S.citizen who receives a scholarship from WIA must not be listed on the published  “Specially Designated Nationals” terrorism watch list
  • Age: 18+
  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply

APPLICATIONS OPEN OCTOBER 19TH

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Browse our WIA Scholarship program FAQs page, and find the answers to all your questions prior to submitting your application.

OTHER RESOURCES

In addition to the WIA Scholarship Program, please check out a growing list of scholarship opportunities offered by many other domestic and international organizations. If you have any scholarship opportunities that you would like to share with the WIA student members, please contact us directly at [email protected].

PAST WINNERS AND RUNNER-UPS

To view an archive of past winners and runner-ups of the WIA Scholarship Program click on a link below:

2021-2022 Scholarship Winners

2020-2021 Scholarship Winners

2019-2020 Scholarship Winners