Who is eligible to receive a King Foundation undergraduate scholarship?
To be eligible for a King Family Foundation undergraduate scholarship, you must be a full-time film or television major about to enter your junior or senior year in a degree-granting program at a 4-year U.S. college or university.
What is the maximum amount I can receive in an academic year?
A maximum of $3,500 is available for each of the third and fourth academic years.
If I receive a scholarship for my junior year, may I reapply for an equal amount for my senior year?
If you are awarded a King Foundation scholarship for your junior year, you are automatically eligible for an equal amount in your senior year. To qualify, you must maintain a "B" average or better and verify your grade point average by providing the Foundation office with an official transcript by no later than June 30.
If I fail to receive a scholarship in my junior year can I reapply for senior year?
Yes, in fact we encourage it.
If I'm in a two-year school and I'm planning to transfer to a four-year school, am I still eligible for a junior year scholarship?
Yes, providing that, along with your completed application materials, you include a copy of the acceptance letter from the school to which you are transferring.
Must I be an American citizen to be eligible?
No. Any junior- or senior-level student enrolled in a 4-year, degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university is eligible.
In addition to the application, what other materials must I provide?
Along with the application which includes your financial information, you must supply an official copy of your most recent transcript, three letters of recommendation/support and a typed personal statement. All must be received by March 15 for consideration for the following academic year (September-June).
Is financial need the most important consideration?
No. Decisions are also based on the picture of the person that the selection committee develops from the transcripts, letters and personal statement. So, while your need may not be as great, your grades, professional attitude and campus and civic involvements may qualify you for a scholarship award.
How can I get an application?
You can download the application between September 1 and March 15. (Note: Applications are not available between March 16 and August 31.) In addition many faculty and financial aid offices have been provided with applications or you can request an application directly from:
Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation
c/o Charles Brucia & Co.
A division of J.H. Cohn LLP
1212 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036