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Financial Aid & Scholarships


We offer all our students some combination of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships during their years of study in the Film Division. Compared with the cost of graduate film schools elsewhere, we most definitely are a very good financial value.


Graduate Studies Financial Assistance:  



College of Fine Arts (COFA) Scholarships: 


  • The I. Hollis Parry/Ann Parry Billman 
  • Fine Arts Award Student Enhancement Award  
  • Graduate Creative & Scholarly Activity Travel Support  


The Betty Thomas Film Award:

Betty Thomas Film Award Betty Thomas received a BFA from Ohio University's School of Art in 1969. She first achieved national stardom for her powerful portrayal of Sgt. Lucy Bates in the TV series, "Hill Street Blues". She has gone on to directing films including "The Brady Bunch Movie", "Private Parts", and "Doctor Doolittle". The purpose of this endowment is to help female MFA students underwrite the costs of making their thesis films. Previous winners of this award are:


2000-1: Kari Morset At The Core
  Katerina Sobol Through The Eye Of The Needle
2001-2: Cidgem Altuntas Shhh/Dreams
  Eunice Charlton Passing Through
2002-3: Nian Liu Traces
  Melissa Mullins Blind Turns
2003-4: No Award  
2005-6: Mariana Quiroga and Charla Barker How Ohio Pulled It Off 2004
2006-7: Chen Song Everybody Has A Dream
2008: Nicole Wydra Full Circle: Stitches in Time
  Novia Chen Evelyn
2009-10: Candace Harralson short documentary
  Anja Jovanovic short narrative
2010-11: Jenny Roberts Pieces of Tangiers
2011-12: Becky Sherwood The Assassin's Assistant



Press for the Betty Thomas Film Award:  




Graduate Student Senate Grant for Original Work and Travel Grants


Fullbright Scholars Program