Film Studies


The Film Studies Department offers the following:

The Frank Capra, Jr., Film Studies Scholarship

This scholarship was established in recognition of the contributions of producer, mentor, and educator Frank Capra Jr., to the Wilmington film community and the UNCW Film Studies Department. The Frank Capra, Jr., Film Studies Scholarship is a $1000 tuition remission scholarship awarded each June. The scholarship is merit based; demonstrated excellence in Film Studies and related areas is required. All application materials MUST be filed using the online system between the 1st of December, when the system goes live, through the 1st of March. Be sure to upload a copy of a writing sample taken from one of your Film Studies courses, as well as a version of a film document: specify your specific contributions to the selected film. Decisions about the recipient of the award will be made on or around May 31st.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time status at UNCW
  • Junior or senior status (at least 60 credit hours completed)
  • Film Studies major (pre-majors are not eligible)
  • A minimum 3.5 GPA in FST courses, and a minimum 3.2 GPA overall
  • A minimum of 18 hours in Film Studies courses

To apply, access My Seaport and login to Seanet. Select the Student Services and Financial Aid tab to navigate to the "Apply for Scholarships" link at the bottom of the page.