Jennifer Hammett Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester

  • Awarding Department: School of Cinema
  • Scholarship Intent: Associate Professor of Cinema Jennifer Hammett died in August 2017 after battling severe illness for many years. Professor Hammett was a scholar of American and international film theory, history, and analysis. Her devotion to excellent teaching was legendary among students and colleagues across the University. In memory of Professor Hammett, this scholarship aids promising graduate students in the School of Cinema who have demonstrated teaching excellence as a GA or GTA. If you are interested in being considered for this award, please find a faculty member to nominate you and inform the Scholarship committee.
  • Criteria:
    1) Student must have a 3.5 GPA.
    2) Preference shall be given to students whose work and teaching embody Professor Hammett’s commitment to expressing complex ideas simply and coherently, and her commitment to norms of inclusiveness and equality.
    3) A student nominated for the award shall submit a short statement describing what makes them an effective teacher and how teaching relates to their ultimate academic or artistic goals
    4) Student application must include a/the recommendation of the faculty member teaching Cine 852 (Directed Experience in Film Education), or any equivalent successor class, and (if applicable) the faculty member directly supervising the candidate’s teaching, and any available teaching evaluations.
  • Major: Single: Cinema
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: Masters, MFA
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing SF State student
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 4 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad SF State or cumulative GPA: 3.5
  • Contact Person: Cinema Main Office
  • Campus Address: FA 245
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1629
  • Email:
  • Web page: School of Cinema
  • Number of Awards: 1