Cinema Department Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester

The Spotlight on Women in Film 2017 Award
To cap off the School of Cinema’s focus this year on Women in Film, this scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a filmmaker making a film with a woman-centered story or issue. The film must be made by an MFA student or a senior working on a thesis project.

The Roy Ramsing Award for Technical Excellence
To honor Roy’s technical profiency and many years of dedicated service to the School of Cinema, this award of $250 will be given to a student filmmaker demonstrating technical prowess. This film must be in post-production

  • Awarding Department: Cinema
  • Scholarship Intent: To award funds for the production of films and videos to undergraduate and graduate film majors in the Cinema Department at SFSU.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must be film major.
    2) Selection based on academic achievement, innovation and technical qualities of student’s film/video project.
  • Major: Single: Cinema
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Any; Grad: 2nd BA, Masters, MFA
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: 8 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad SF State GPA: 3.0; Grad SF State GPA: 3.0
  • 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:
  • Number of Awards: varies

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload unofficial transcript
  2. Submit existing footage from the Women in Film project (10 min. on Vimeo link) and/or a script OR rough cut of the Roy Ramsing project (Vimeo link)
  3. Will you be enrolled full-time (12 units undergraduate, 9 units graduate) during the Fall 2017?
  4. Brief statement describing your project and how it reflects women's issues. (Maximum 2 paragraphs, double-spaced) OR Brief statement describing your project and how you have utilized technical skills to forward the storyline. (Maximum 2 paragraphs, double-spaced).