TELACU / USC LAA Cinematic Arts Scholarship, promoted by MACEF
The TELACU / USC LAA Cinematic Arts Scholarship, promoted by MACEF will support (1) student attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts, who want to further their education in the film/television industry by providing one $20,000 scholarship. This application is open to any graduate student of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Students of Mexican-American descent, including mixed ethnicity, will be given special consideration.

Purpose: There is a biased perception and stigma that exists associated with being of Mexican descent in the US, and the media has played a large part in this. No other Latino group has endured 200 years of abuse and identity defamation. Because Films, TV, and Streaming Series have a tremendous impact on the narrative, perception, and reputation of our community, MACEF, a 501(c)3 non-profit Educational Organization has chosen to promote positive content, as well as foster future Mexican-American filmmakers in order to proactively change the narrative.  In partnership with the TELACU Education Foundation and the University of Southern California Latino Alumni Association (USC LAA), MACEF looks forward to spreading this mission to USC.

Applicants must:
• Live in the United States
• Be pursuing a graduate degree in the USC School of Cinematic Arts

Priority criteria (desired, but not required)
• Self-identify as Mexican-American or Chicana/o, of any generation or mixed ethnicity
• First-generation student
• Demonstrates financial need
• DACA and Undocumented students encouraged to apply

• 1 scholarship available to USC Cinematic Arts student at $20,000  
• Scholarship is eligible for renewal if student is a first-year, but not guaranteed for the second year.

Submission: Applications for the TELACU / USC LAA Cinematic Arts Scholarship, promoted by MACEF will be accepted between April 15th to May 31st. Recipients of the Scholarship will be announced in July 2022, and award funds will be disbursed once the school year begins.  

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