Gordon Thomas Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester

  • Awarding Department: School of 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/MFA
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing/Currently enrolled SF State student
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: 9 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 GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: School of Cinema
  • 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

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. 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.
  4. Will you be enrolled full-time (12 units undergratuate, 9 units graduate) during the Fall 2018? Yes or No