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The Sidney J. Winer Scholarship Award for Internship Support

The Sidney J. Winer Scholarship award was endowed by Mrs. Melba Winer in 1993 and named after her beloved husband, a University of Michigan alumnus, and was created to give a Department of Film, Television, and Media's student real professional perspective in a very complicated and demanding Film & TV industry. Each summer, FTVM students gain valuable internship experience at top entertainment companies.

"The Winer family's generousity demonstrates to young FTVM Film & TV hopefuls that people's willingness to help is a virtue in which we can believe; that we know real genersity exists makes our pursuit all the more bearable. Someday when we have the good fortune to help others, we can follow in the Winer Family's example. I know I will." -Mitchell Akselrad, FTVM '09 alumnus and writer on the AMC show TURN.

About the Award

$2000.00 Award

The Department of Film, Television, and Media is pleased to announce the Sidney J. Winer Scholarship Award for Internship Support. This award was endowed in 1993 and named after University of Michigan alumnus and beloved husband and father, Sidney J. Winer.  It was created to give a Film, Television, and Media student real professional perspective in a complicated and demanding film and TV industry.  This award also helps to defray the cost of an internship in the entertainment industry. The recipient of the award must register for FTVM 480 to receive the award. The winner will be announced annually by the end of the Winter Term.

Sophomore and Junior Department of Film, Television, and Media concentrators are invited to submit:

(a) A completed online application form.

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(b) A statement of application (2 – 3 pages) highlighting your educational accomplishments and your interests in the creative and business aspects of media. Include a statement indicating how this internship will relate to your studies.

(c) A letter on company letterhead from your internship sponsor confirming your internship.

If a choice must be made between applications of equal merit, priority will be given to the proposal submitted by an applicant who has not received funds during the previous grant cycle.