Frances Hayes Endowed Screenwriters Award

for continuing undergraduate students

The Frances Hayes Endowed 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 them a first step into screenwriting as a profession.

Deadline to Apply: February 01, 2022

Application will be available October 2021. 

The Frances Hayes Endowed Screenwriters Award is open to:

  • Full-time, undergraduate, Cinema Art and Science majors with a concentration in Screenwriting
  • Students who will complete a minimum of 90 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2022 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  • Students who are able to submit an unpublished screenplay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
  • Artistic achievement
Award amount:
  • Previous amount was up to $1,750 (half awarded in Fall and half awarded in Spring)

    • Endowed scholarship award amounts are subject to change.
Notification of the award:
  • All applicants will be notified by email in March 2022.




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