Film Student Scholarships

Providing Financial Aid and Incentive to Film Students

Richard Tyler - MCFC Film Student Scholarship

The Monterey County Film Commission Scholarship Award Program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers. In keeping with our mission, the goal is to provide, encourage and support educational opportunities relating to film, to the residents of Monterey County. In 2012, the MCFC’s Film Student Scholarships & Awards Program was renamed to honor of one of our longest-serving Board members, Richard Tyler. The purpose of MCFC‘s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Scholarship Award Program a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County, is to annually make awards to deserving film students studying in Monterey County.

The MCFC Scholarship Award Selection Committee will consist of seven members: three four members of the MCFC Scholarship Award Committee; the Vice President of the MCFC Board; and three local film professionals. The selection committee, the board of directors and employees of the Monterey County Film Commission scholarship sponsors, and family members of the aforementioned shall be ineligible for the Scholarship Award.

If you are a student of film and a resident of Monterey County, or if you are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the County, then you may apply! The Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program is a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Donate to the Monterey County Film Commission Scholarship Program

A fund providing financial help and encouragement to the next generation of filmmakers has been established by the Monterey County Film Commission. If you’re a student of film and resident of Monterey County, or if you are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the County, you may apply. The Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program is a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

We will send you a receipt for your records by mail.