Awards and Scholarships

Cinema Studies is pleased to announce the following opportunities each year. Please check back throughout the year for updates on scholarship applications and deadlines.

Cinema Studies Merchant Ivory Essay Award

Each year, the Department of Cinema Studies offers the Merchant Ivory Undergraduate Essay Awards. A financial award of up to $500 will be given to the top recipients. This award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate extraordinary skill and creativity of research and writing in their term papers. 

Cinema Studies Undergraduate Filmmaker Award

The Undergraduate Filmmaker Award recognizes undergraduate students whose filmmaking and/or media production enhances the inclusion of marginalized identities and communities in front of and behind the camera, tells stories about issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, national/ethnic identity, and/or uses the medium to fight for social justice. An award of up to $500 will be given to the top recipients.

Cinema Studies SCMS Award

Cinema Studies offers a $500 award to any Cinema Studies major who presents a paper at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference. Recipient(s) of the award are recognized at the Cinema Studies annual commencement ceremony.

Students are responsible for notifying the Cinema Studies office if their paper is selected to be presented at the SCMS Undergraduate Conference. A $500 reimbursement will be processed as an award to offset travel expenses. Rules and regulations of reimbursements require written receipts for travel, hotel or other expenses accrued for the trip to the conference. A reimbursement will be processed after the student has attended the conference and the receipt has been received.  

UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards

UO Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards recognize students who demonstrate excellent library resesarch skills and high-quality academic work with $1000 to $1500 award prizes in two catergories:

  1. Papers and projects from a 300 level or above course completed within a single term
  2. Theses or multi-term papers and projects

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a significant number of donor-supported scholarships and fellowships to CAS students – both undergraduate and graduate. Information about each award is available on the College of Arts and Sciences website.