MONTEREY COUNTY — Applications are now being accepted for the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program.

The deadline to apply is April 12.

The winner of the $2,000 award (or two $1,000 awards) will be announced by May 12. Eligibility details and application forms can be downloaded at, or contact the film commission office at 831-646-0910 or [email protected].

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who live in Monterey County, or who are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county.

The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. It is designed to help a film student work toward a career goal and the funds can go directly to the student to be used for their film projects or school tuition.

“The film commission is proud to be able to provide this kind of assistance to young filmmakers,” said Jeff Clark, chairman of the MCFC scholarship committee. “This is an opportunity for students to get additional dollars needed to enhance the quality and creative options of their film productions.”

The scholarship’s funding comes from the Craig and Paula Tigerman family, Honest Engine Films and other local businesses and individuals.

Last year’s winners were Rose Mercurio from Salinas and Brianna Beavers from Modesto. They were students in the Cinematic Arts and Technology Department at California State University, Monterey Bay.

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