Undergraduate Financial

Tuition, Financial Aid & Workstudy

Temple University is one of the most affordable film schools in the U.S. Various forms of financial aid are available, including time payments, student loans, workstudy, and scholarships. See Temple’s Office of Student Financial Services for more information.

There are many workstudy jobs available each semester in the School of Communications and Theater. Undergraduate student workers check equipment in and out of the equipment office, organize and deliver media equipment to classrooms, answer phones and questions in the FMA office, help maintain SCT websites, and assist professors in their research and work.

Scholarship Opportunities

The School of Communications and Theater offers several scholarships for academic tuition, internships, study away, and other opportunities. Additional opportunities are available through individual departments. Scholarship recipients will be contacted directly when selected, and winners’ names will then be posted online.

SCT Scholarships

For more information on how to apply to the following scholarships, click here.

Philadelphia Club of Advertising Women Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Philadelphia Club of Advertising Women. Open to SCT students majoring in public relations, advertising, graphic/commercial arts or film making. Student must be classified as a junior to be eligible.

Award amount: $2,500

Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Scholarship

Established in honor of Lew Klein, by H.F. “Gerry” and Marguerite Lenfest and Walter and Leonore Annenberg through the Annenberg Foundation. Mr. Klein has been an SCT adjunct faculty professor for more than five decades. Funding applies to an internship or internship program, independent study project or international study. Student must be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior to be eligible.

Maximum award amount: $2,500

George P. and Martina Jennings Endowed Scholarship Fund

Created in honor and Mr. and Mrs. Jennings by their familyOpen to students in any major for their junior year only.

Maximum award amount: $3,000

Michael Buser Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Michael Buser ’76. Open to SCT students in any major throughout the School.

Maximum award amount: $500

Communications and Theater Scholarship Fund

Established in 1968 by Dean Robert Harwood. Open to SCT students in any major throughout the School.

Maximum award amount: $1,300

Robert Shackleton Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Mr. Shackleton, ’36, by Dr. and Mrs. Myles Martel. Open to students majoring in Film and Media Arts; Theater; or Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media with a preference for those interested in onscreen or public performance. Students must have completed two or more years of undergraduate coursework.

Maximum award amount: $2,500

External Scholarships

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

For students applying to study abroad programs in East and Southeast Asia of 10/12 weeks or more with start date between December-April. The primary goal of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) is to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need.

Maximum award amount: $5,000
Application deadline: October 15, 2008
Click here to apply online.

Student Diplomat Essay Competition

NAFSA: Association of International Educators and “Abroad View,” the global education magazine for students, are hosting an essay contest for your chance to become the next Student Diplomat. You are invited to submit a compelling story that articulates how your undergraduate international experience(s) has helped meet the United States’ need to understand global situations and compete in the global arena. Essays should be a minimum of 1,000 words and no more than 1,500 words.

Award amount: $150 and an STA Travel voucher worth $300
Application deadline: November 14, 2008
Click here for the application information.

The Bernice Anastasia Ximines Smith Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Claire Smith, columnist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, has granted the Black Women in Sport Foundation a scholarship fund on behalf of her mother, Bernice Anastasia Ximines Smith. Given annually to an outstanding African American woman who is enrolled in the Temple University School of Communications and Theater who exhibits the spirit and accomplishments of Mrs. Smith.

Mrs. Smith was born in New York and raised on the island of Jamaica in the West Indies. She returned to America as a teenager and excelled in academia. She attended Hallahan High School, Temple University and graduated from Morgan State University. Mrs. Smith was one of the first African Americans involved in the U.S. Space program in the 1960s when employed as a chemist and researcher by General Electric of Philadelphia. Open to a sophomore or junior African American woman enrolled in the Temple University School of Communications and Theater.

Award amount: $1,000
Click here for application requirements.