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The Film Center’s Scholarship Program provides adults, teens and children with tuition support for classes, workshops and/or camps that will advance their personal and/or professional goals as media makers. Each scholarship has its own purpose, eligibility criteria, and set of requirements, as described below. Multiple applications are allowed. However, separate and complete applications must be submitted for each scholarship.



David King Scholarship – for Adult Students

Tuition support in the amount of $1,000 for a student who demonstrates a high level of commitment to his/her studies and whose works show a special talent for wit and wisdom. To be eligible: You must have successfully completed two or more courses at the Northwest Film Center and be in good academic and financial standing. Enrollment in Certificate Program not required, but qualified Certificate Students may receive priority. Thanks to the King Family Foundation for support of this opportunity. 

The deadline to apply for scholarships toward Winter Term classes was January 10th, 2017. Please check back for the next round.  

Guidelines and instructions.


Need Based Tuition Assistance – for Kids and Teens interested in Summer Camps, Winter Break Camps, Spring Break Camps, or School Year Weekend Classes

Families with a film interested child or teen and significant financial need may request partial or full tuition assistance. Significant need means that it would be impossible for the family member to participate in a Camp or Class if tuition and fees are not substantially reduced. There is no deadline and assistance is awarded on a rolling basis. One application (for one child) per family, please. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received tuition assistance previously. Use the form below for all camps and classes except the Media Arts Academy for Teens (Summer). If your teen is interested in the Media Arts Academy, please submit an application for the Frank Hood Scholarship.

Fill out the General Tuition Assistance Application Form Online or
Download a PDF of the General Tuition Assistance Application


Frank Hood Scholarship – for Teen Students interested in the summer Media Arts Academy

The Frank Hood Scholarship provides $500 in tuition support for our summer Media Arts Academy for Teens. Priority is given to those whose career and/or college goals include working in film. The deadline for Summer 2017 has passed. The application deadline for Summer 2018 is April 1, 2018.

Download the Frank Hood Scholarship Application



If you have questions or are unable to download any of the applications, please contact or 503-221-1156.