Maine Media Workshops offers up to $10,000 in scholarship funds for Maine high school students attending its Young Artists Program this summer. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 22.

The Young Artist Program, which takes place in June, July and August, provides opportunities for students age 14 through 17 to study photography, filmmaking, multimedia and acting. Twenty-six one- and two-week classes include introductory and advanced course work, as well as specialized workshops in editing, screenwriting, animation and digital effects.

Teens from across the country and around the world travel to Maine every summer to study with world-class faculty and to work with peers from a wide range of backgrounds. Thanks to the generosity of the Quimby Family Foundation, the Maine Youth Scholarship Fund makes it possible for more Maine teens to participate in the Young Artists Program.

The workshop experience opens up not only the chance for young people to expand their knowledge of a favorite hobby, but also the opportunity to discover possible careers in creative industries. Many MMW high school alums present examples of the work they produce in Rockport as part of their college applications or for employment.

Application is by letter of interest; evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form and accompanied by legal guardian’s most recent tax return; and three letters of recommendation. Samples of previous work should accompany scholarship applications for advanced workshops; otherwise, no portfolio review is required. The deadline for submissions is April 22 at 5 p.m.  Awards will be announced the week of May 15. If not all funds are distributed at that time, additional applications will be accepted.

Maine Media Workshops + College is a nonprofit educational organization offering year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Students attend courses at all levels, from absolute beginners, serious amateurs, high school and college students to working professionals. Professional certificate and MFA programs are available through Maine Media College.

To download the scholarship application form, visit For complete course descriptions and registration information, visit To contact Maine Media directly, send email to or call 236-8581.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to