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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.

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NHSI Financial Aid Application

The National High School Institute utilizes the FACTS Financial Aid Application, a secure platform maintained by Nelnet. 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 NHSI Film & Video Application. Then, you will receive an email with next steps regarding the FACTS Financial Aid Application. Please note, FACTS requires a $40 application fee as well as copies of your family’s 2022 tax return and 2023 W2’s, once available. If you are unable to pay the application fees, please contact our office.

 

If you are an international student seeking aid, please know that funding is not available every year for international scholarships. For the 2024 season, we do not currently expect to be able to award scholarships to international students. 

FACTS Application Deadlines

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

Early Admission Deadline

Initial online applications are due January 5, 2024

All supplemental materials will be due January 12, 2024

Students will be notified of their admittance status by February 9, 2024, financial aid awards to follow admittance updates

Regular Admission Deadline

Initial online applications are due March 8, 2024

All supplemental materials will be due March 15, 2024

Students will be notified of their admittance status by April 12, 2024, financial aid awards to follow admittance updates

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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 an NHSI student was awarded a scholarship from the Anthony Quinn Foundation. The application for the 2024 Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship is now open, with initial forms due November 30th, 2023.