Film & Video – Scholarships and Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying to the Film & Video Division, you are encouraged to do so regardless of your financial status. We urge all talented and passionate film students with need to apply for Financial Aid.




NHSI Financial Aid Application

The National High School Institute utilizes the FACTS Financial Aid Application. Awards are made by the Financial Aid Committee on the basis of financial need. If you wish to apply for a scholarship or financial assistance, you should notate so in the Financial Aid section of the Admissions Application. Then, you will receive an email with next steps regarding the FACTS Financial Aid Application. Please note, FACTS requires a $35 application fee as well as copies of your family’s 2018 tax return and 2019 W2’s.

FACTS Application Deadlines

The deadline to complete your FACTS Financial Aid Application follows Admissions Deadlines:

Early Admission Financial Aid Application Deadline – Friday, January 17, 2020

Regular Admission Financial Aid Application Deadline – Friday, March 20, 2020


Financial aid will not be available for students applying to the Late Admission Deadline on April 17th, 2020.

Scholarships for International Students

International students with financial need may qualify for specialized scholarship opportunities. If you are applying to the NHSI Film & Video Division as an international student please notate your interest in the Financial Aid section of the Admissions Application and you will receive an email with more information regarding scholarships.

Being surrounded by filmmakers from all over the world was super cool.”



Outside Funding

We also encourage applicants to look into outside scholarship and Financial Aid options. Students may inquire with their school about Activities Funds, talk with the PTA, or local service clubs such as Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, or AAUW. As well, past students have successfully run Go Fund Me and Kickstarter campaigns.

In 2016 a NHSI student was awarded a scholarship from the Anthony Quinn Foundation. Applications deadlines for the 2020 Anthony Quinn Foundation scholarship will be posted shortly.



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