Student Financial Services

Frances Hayes Screenwriters Award

for continuing undergraduate students

The Frances Hayes Screenwriters Award was established to provide financial assistance to a current screenwriting student at junior or senior level, as well as recognize the best "amateur" screenwriter and give him/her a first step into screenwriting as a profession. This award is based on academic achievement and distinguished creative ability in Screenwriting.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2015

The Frances Hayes Screenwriters Award is open to:

  • Undergraduate Cinema Art + Science majors with a concentration in Screenwriting
  • Students at junior or senior level status who have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours by the close of the Spring 2015 semester
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Students who are able to submit an unpublished screenplay
  • International students may apply

Award based on:
  • Academic merit and artistic achievement

Award amount:
  • Maximum of $1240 stipend awarded during the Spring 2015 semester

Notification of the award:
  • All applicants will be notified by the scholarship committee by March 31, 2015. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.


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