Scholarships

We are committed to finding the next generation of entrepreneurs, content creators, collaborators, and industry talent from around the world. To accomplish our goal, Hussian College (formerly Studio School) provides the following scholarships.

Below is a brief summary of Hussian College LA Campus's Scholarships. For more in-depth information—including selection criteria, qualifications, deadlines, and policies—please read our School Catalog.

NEXT GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP

Disbursal: $9,500 to $20,000 annually

All applicants are reviewed for this scholarship.
All accepted applicants will receive an award.

Open to eligible bachelor’s degree program candidates, this holistic scholarship is designed to provide support to exceptional, emerging entrepreneurs, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and artists. Recipients’ portfolios are judged on the thoughtfulness, technical execution, risk, innovation, entrepreneurial mindset, clarity of point of view and authenticity of their creative samples as well as their overall academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Disbursal: Up to $1,500 annually

Open to eligible students who demonstrate superior levels of academic achievement in high school.

Award Determination:

All applications will be evaluated for academic achievement, specifically for an unweighted GPA of 3.70 to 4.00, candidates will receive $1,500 annually. For an unweighted GPA of 3.50 to 3.69 candidates will receive $1,000 annually.

NEED-BASED INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Disbursal: Up to $6,000 annually

Open to eligible applicants who demonstrate financial need with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 9999 or less on the FAFSA. This award will be verified annually.

Award Determination:

EFC of 0000 – 0000: $6,000 award (EFC re-verified annually)
EFC of 0001 – 5999: $4,000 award (EFC re-verified annually)
EFC of 6000 – 9999: $3,000 award (EFC re-verified annually)

PRESIDENT'S ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

$12,000 (5 scholarships); $20,000 (4 scholarships); $40,000 (3 scholarships)

Deadline: Must submit application and President’s Scholarship Essay by March 29, 2020.  Extended to April 26, 2020 (due to Covid19)

Notification Date: April 17, 2020

Disbursal: Scholarship funds will be awarded throughout the recipients’ academic careers and be divided equally between eight (8) semesters. Open to eligible incoming freshman applicants accepted into a BFA program for Fall 2020 who display excellence in their craft through visual examples submitted as part of their application and a written (500 – 750 words) statement that addresses the following.

Prompt:

“Describe the most influential experience you have ever had with a piece of art (film, theater, comic book, music – your call!), and how that experience led you to that “Aha!” moment where you knew with certainty that you must pursue a career in the visual or performing arts.”

Award Determination:

Winners will be selected based upon 3 criteria:

  • Strength of essay prompt response
  • Overall strength of application/portfolio

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JOE TREMAINE COMMERCIAL DANCE SCHOLARSHIP

$25,000 (in addition to any other scholarships)

Number of Scholarships: 1

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Disbursal: The scholarship funds will be allocated throughout recipient’s academic career, beginning with the second year of study, and divided equally between six semesters.

Notification Date: July 11, 2020 (Joe Tremaine National Finals)

Open to eligible incoming Freshmen Commercial Dance BFA students only. This competitive $25,000 scholarship is selected by Joe Tremaine, one of the most influential dance personalities in the United States. Students may only apply once. Joe Tremaine is an internationally known dance educator, choreographer, and performer. He works across many disciplines, including film, television, videos, commercials, and theatre. Tremaine is the founder and president of Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions. He serves on the boards of numerous dance organizations and is deeply involved in philanthropic work.

Award Determination:

The Joe Tremaine Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate three video submissions of each applicant. The winner will demonstrate powerful stories through dance in the following three categories: 1) self to inner-self; 2) self to community; and 3) self to world (global issues or themes).

ALL AMERICAN FILM SCHOLARSHIP

$48,000 minimum Next Generation Scholarship (see Next Generation Scholarship, above, for details)

Number of Scholarships: 1 Festival Dates: October 9 – 11, 2020

Notification Date: December 15, 2020

Disbursal: Scholarship funds will be awarded throughout the recipient’s academic career and be divided equally between eight (8) semesters. Awarded to one award-winning filmmaker at the 2020 All American High School Film Festival. This award guarantees the recipient a minimum Next Generation Scholarship of $48,000.

YOUNG WOMEN IN FILM SCHOLARSHIP

$10,000 (in addition to any other scholarships)

Number of Scholarships: 4

Deadline: March 18, 2020

Notification Date: May 15, 2020

Disbursal: Scholarship funds will be awarded throughout the recipient’s academic career and be divided equally between eight (8) semesters. Open to eligible female applicants accepted into the BFA in Film + Digital Content program for Fall 2020 who display excellence in their filmmaking through visual examples submitted as part of their application and a written (500 – 750 words) or filmed (no more than 5 minutes) statement that addresses the following:

Prompt: “How can you use your voice and vision in media production to help change the gender/cultural imbalance in the film industry?”

Award Determination: Winners will be selected based upon 2 criteria:

  • Strength of essay/video prompt response
  • Overall strength of application/portfolio
DANCE NATIONALS SCHOLARSHIPS

$48,000 minimum Next Generation Scholarship (see Next Generation Scholarship, above, for details)

Number of Scholarships: 1 per Dance National

Deadline: N/A

Notification Date: Winners are typically notified on the final day of each Dance National competition.

Disbursal: Scholarship funds will be awarded throughout the recipient’s academic career and be divided equally between eight (8) semesters. One $48,000 minimum Next Generation Scholarship will be awarded at each of the following Dance Competition Nationals to a conditionally accepted dancer who demonstrates extraordinary talent and potential in the field of commercial dance through both their technique and performance quality.

  • ASH Dance Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • Dancers Inc. Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • Energy Dance Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • Joe Tremaine Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • LADM Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • Revel Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • USTD Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • Starbound Competition Nationals ($48,000)
  • Hollywood Vibe Nationals ($48,000)
HOLLYWOOD SUMMER TOUR SCHOLARSHIP

$48,000 minimum Next Generation Scholarship (see Next Generation Scholarship, above, for details)

Number of Scholarships: 1

Deadline: N/A

Notification Date: August 8, 2020

Disbursal: Scholarship funds will be awarded throughout the recipient’s academic career and be divided equally between eight (8) semesters. This scholarship will be awarded to a conditionally accepted dancer who demonstrates extraordinary talent and potential in the field of commercial dance through both their technique and performance quality.

FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

$100 per semester, per qualifying student

Number of scholarships: Unlimited

Deadline: N/A

Notification Date: N/A

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship provides up to a $100 award per semester in addition to any other scholarship awards.

Award Determination:

  • Be a currently enrolled, full-time (minimum 12 semester units) Hussian College LA Campus undergraduate student or be the sibling of a current Hussian College LA Campus student or alumnus.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above if a continuing student or 2.0 or above if an incoming student.
  • If an existing student, have demonstrated service to Hussian College through campus involvement in clubs and/or other campus volunteerism/extracurricular activity
  • Each related family member who meets the above qualifications will receive the award