The below scholarship supports adult Northwest Film Center students with direct tuition support for coursework which advances their stated goals as independent 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.


Tuition Assistance – for Kids and Teens interested in Summer, Winter, or Spring Break Camps or Classes

Families with a high interest child or teen and significant financial need may complete a Tuition Assistance Application. Significant need means that it would be impossible for a family 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 until this year’s funds are granted. Due to limited funds we ask only one application (for one child) per family. Please note that this form is for all Kids Camp 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. 

Download the Tuition Assistance Application


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

The Frank Hood Scholarship Program makes possible a limited number of full and partial awards toward tuition and fees for our summer Media Arts Academy for Teens. Priority is given to those whose career goals include working in film. Applications for summer 2017 are due June 5, 2017.

Download the Frank Hood Scholarship Application


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. Eligibility: Successful completion of two or more courses at the Northwest Film Center and 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. There are generally two application deadlines, one in the fall to use toward fall class tuition and one in the winter to use toward spring class tuition. Dates, however, are subject to change. 

Spring Term deadline is Monday, March 27th 2017 at 5pm. Please note that this a received by deadline and not a postmark deadline. 

Click here for guidelines and application form.


If you have questions or are unable to download any of the applications, please contact or 503-221-1156 x25.