Flickers Announces Scholarships For Students In Film And The Arts

FLICKERS’ RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS IN FILM AND THE ARTS

AS PART OF ITS YEAR LONG FOCUS CELEBRATING WOMEN IN FILM, AN ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP WAS LAUNCHED TO HONOR RETIRED UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND DEAN, WINIFRED E. BROWNELL

As it continues its Year-Long Celebration of Women in Film and the Arts, leading into this year’s Festival, August 6-11th (#WomenInTheArts), the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is pleased to announce the second year of the Winifred E. Brownell Scholarship Fund, a Scholarship that is geared specifically for students at the University of Rhode Island.

Applications are now being accepted and have a Friday, June 15th deadline. This year’s Scholarship will be announced on August 6th at The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence during the Festival’s Opening Night Gala.

The Scholarship Application can be found on the Festival website  or directly at http://www.film-festival.org/WinnieBrownell.php

Named after the recently retired Dean of the URI College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Winifred E. Brownell, the scholarship pays recognition to her career championing the arts and humanities at the University. The annual award is for $2,000 and will be presented without restrictions, allowing the winner to use the money as they see fit.

In working closely with Dr. Brownell to develop the scholarship, it was determined that it will be awarded to students newly enrolled or attending the University of Rhode Island.

Applicants will be expected to meet requirements that demonstrate artistic talent and an ambition to strive for excellence. Additionally, applicants can matriculate in any arts discipline at the University.

According to George T. Marshall, Executive Director and Founder of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the non-profit that produces the Rhode Island International Film Festival, “Our central desire behind creating and awarding this scholarship is to celebrate and perpetuate the 46 year legacy at the University of Dean Brownell – affectionately known as ‘Winnie’ by all who know her. Over the course of her career she touched so many young lives and inspired a passion for learning and a pursuit of personal excellence.

Please visit RIIFF Website for more info on the scholarship and festival.

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