Animation students from US, Australia, Canada, and Singapore have won the academic year 2016-17 scholarships sponsored by ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF).
ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) recently selected eight (8) animation students to receive a total of $30,000 in scholarships for academic year 2016-17.
The AEF scholarships are merit-based and designed to support college students in continuing their education in the field of animation.
Each individual student's proposals, letters of recommendation from faculty, and demo reel/still art were taken into consideration as part of the selection process.
Applications came in from all around the world including Syria, Australia, Canada, Singapore and the USA, and each had their own passionate stories to tell.
The 2016-17 AEF Scholarship recipients are:
Rebecca Redhead, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia – $5,000
Anna Maria Mouradian, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada – $5,000
Helen See, Nanyang Tech University, Singapore – $2,500
Devon Manney, USC, Los Angeles, CA – $5,000
Janice Chun, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – $2,500
Maaike Scherff, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA – $2,500
Oslavi Linares, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada – $2,500
Ana Perez Lopez, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA – $5,000
All scholarship awardees will also receive a one-year Associate Membership to ASIFA-Hollywood.
This year's AEF Scholarship Committee members were Mark Farquhar, Patrick Despres, Lee Crowe, Tom Sito, Jo Meuris, Kati Anguelov, Chuck Grieb, Harvey Deneroff, Adriana Jaroszewicz, Karen Sullivan, Ellen Besen, Dori Littell-Herrick and Aubry Mintz.