Two $ 5,000 Awards
Applicant must be a junior with two full remaining semesters at CSUN.
- Grade point average in the CTVA Department must be at least 2.5.
- Overall University GPA may also be taken into consideration.
Area of Emphasis:
- The best candidates are those who have blossomed at CSUN and have found
focus and direction through their work in the Department of Cinema and
- The intention of the award is to both reward and assist a student with a monetary
gift that insures that the student is able to complete their degree.
Procedure for Student Applicants:
- Complete the Scholarship Application Form available online or in the CTVA Department (MZ 195).
- Submit a complete resume, and a (1 page) statement of professional goals and
- Submit an essay, no longer than 2 single-spaced pages answering the following question:
How has being a student in the CTVA Department at CSUN helped you to find your passion and altered your focus and direction in your life and career?
- List three references that can attest to your merit as a scholarship applicant. At
least one reference listed should be a CTVA full-time faculty member.
- Return all materials (stapled together with application form on top) to the CTVA
Department no later than 3 PM, Monday, February 18, 2013.
About the scholarship...
Scott Weiss entered Northridge in 1999 as a transfer student, having completed his general education requirements at Pierce and Valley Colleges. He chose a major that reflected his desire to be involved in the entertainment industry. During his final year at Northridge, Scott obtained a sought-after internship at a post-production company in Westlake Village where he earned credits towards his major. While there Scott learned the art of video editing, among other things. When he graduated from CSUN in 2001, the company hired Scott on a one year contract to edit material of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. After that contract ended, Scott worked for approximately one year on various editing projects for different companies. Also, during this time he took advanced classes provided by the State of California to improve his skills.
In 2003, Scott was hired by RIOT – Santa Monica, a post-production company located in Santa Monica.
While employed by RIOT, Scott worked exclusively on the company’s contract with the Fox Broadcasting Company. His editing skills were used to create promos for upcoming movies on the FX cable channel. In 2006, Fox terminated their contract with RIOT in favor of hiring their own in-house editors. Being pleased with his work, Scott was hired by Fox.
Tragically, Scott’s life was taken at age 32 in an automobile accident on July 12, 2008.
It was his education at California State University, Northridge which inspired Scott to become a successful member of his chosen occupation.