Apply Now: Crimson Honors Scholarship for Queer, BIPOC Women & Non-Binary Folks in Film Journalism

Rotten Tomatoes and GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics is now accepting applications for their Combined Crimson Honors Scholarship for underrepresented 2SLGBTQIA+ women and non-binary students of color in film and TV journalism. A press release announced that financial assistance of more than $6000 will be provided to Southern California-based community and state students pursuing careers in journalism or entertainment criticism.

A selection panel will evaluate all student submissions of film or TV criticism and/or commentary displayed in a campus outlet in 2022. Three students who “demonstrate excellence in their craft” will be awarded Crimson Honors, according to the release. The grand prize winner will collect $3,000 and the two finalists will receive $1,500 each. All winners will also be entitled to additional prizes, including $100 Fandango and VUDU gift cards and a one-year Galeca membership.

Eligible candidates must be BIPOC non-binary or female students identifying as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer and pursuing education in journalism, cinema/TV studies, or communications. The program must be conducted at a public two-year community or four-year stage college in the Southern California area.

As per Scholarship CriteriaApplicants may submit up to three critiques or essays related to film and/or TV published by an official campus media outlet, including magazines, websites and podcasts. In addition to selected publications, the application must also include a 300-word description of why a career as a critic and entertainment journalist is lucrative. Candidates must also include a resume and cover letter in their application.

Crimson Honor winners will be announced on February 27th.

The submission deadline is December 31, 2022 at 11:59 PT. There are no entry fees. Submit an Entry for Journalism Scholarship Here,