Upper Midwest Chapter Emmy Student scholarships

The Upper Midwest Chapter Emmy Student scholarship is created by the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences-Upper Midwest Foundation to assist students planning to major in journalism, broadcasting, or electronic media.

Full Description

The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is an organization committed to promoting excellence in video and television through recognition of outstanding work, both past and ongoing, offering professional development, awareness programs, and training for the upcoming generation of tv industry leaders.

They are the only organization that unites those committed to developing the art and science of television and represents professionals in video and television from every branch of the business. By purchasing and distributing materials linked to video production, television, and/or broadcast journalism, the scholarship body seeks to improve the educational experience of media students in the chapter region’s high schools and/or secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.

Who's eligible?

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – Graduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Western Wisconsin
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

How to Apply

Here’s what you need to submit besides your application.

  • Essay
  • Video Submission
  • Grade transcript
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the Upper Midwest Chapter Emmy Student scholarships?

1. Obtain recommendation letters from relevant faculty/advisors

Your recommendation letters must come from the appropriate faculty or advisor. Make sure that at least one of your media department instructors writes a recommendation letter for you.

2. Focus on the subject and avoid mistakes

Focus on the topic in your essay. Keep it simple and direct to the point; don't try to be clever by inserting needless details. Also, spend some time proofreading and checking for spelling and grammar mistakes, as the judges will be on the lookout for these. You can ask someone else to review it for you.

3. Maintain the word count

Keep your essay's word count consistent, but avoid making it too short. You can accomplish this by first outlining your essay and then writing your essay using that outline as a guide. When you're finished, it's likely that you've gone over the word limit, so go over it with the theme in mind and cut out anything unnecessary. Try to extend the content if it's too brief while staying on subject.

4. Attach clear files in the right format

Every file you post as an attachment (transcript, resume, recent photograph) should be clear and in the proper format. In addition, the video link for your demo needs to be validated to be operational.

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