Gordon Thomas Scholarship


  • Awarding Department: Cinema
  • Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for a Junior or Senior or a graduate student in animation/cinema.
  • Criteria: Student must have financial need, creativity, diligence, inspiration of others, seriousness of approach, and speaks to diversity.
  • Major: Single: Cinema/Animation
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Upper Division(Junior/Senior), Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: FULL-TIME; Grad: FULL-TIME
  • 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 GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Cinema Main Office
  • Campus Address: FA 245
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1629
  • Email: cinedept@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http://cinema.sfsu.edu/pages/department-awards
  • Number of Awards: 1

up to $1000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Write a personal statement (typed, double-spaced, not to exceed three pages) Statement must address: a) Description of your financial need b) Your creativity and diligence to the subject matter of your animation c) How you inspire others around you in cinema/animation d) Your commitment to your approach and how your work speaks to diversity e) Description of a senior project; include story outline, storyboard, and animation techniques you plan to use and why and goals for project after completion.
  2. Please upload unofficial transcript
  3. Will you be enrolled full-time (12 units undergratuate, 9 units graduate) during the Fall 2017? Yes or No
  4. Submit animation, artwork on USB Drive: MOV, PDF, JPEG files (USB will be returned) to the School of Cinema Office FA 245 or copy and paste Vimeo link a) Samples should be your best most complete work b) A proposal for a senior project that this scholarship will help fund. May include an animatic, storyboard, script, development artwork and animated sketches.