Animation Scholarships

The animation market in India is rapidly expanding leading to the development of many institutes offering animation courses in the country. There are a number of institutes that have animation scholarships program to encourage talented individuals to hone their skills and contribute to the creative world of animation and design. In some colleges and universities in India and abroad, animation students can apply for research opportunity grants to help sponsor their thesis work. Students with financial needs may also be given Student Fellowships for travel to the various national conferences and seminars on film and animation. At present there are quite a few institutes in India offering animation scholarships in order to develop and encourage young and bright talent to make it big in this burgeoning industry.

Institutes offering Animation Scholarships

Students can apply for Animation Scholarships in a number of institutes in India. Among the top animation institutions, Arena Animation has started the Kala Srishti Scholarships program. This is a special scholarship program offered at all the Arena centers in Kolkata, Bardhaman, Siliguri, Patna, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Shillong. Arena is a global leader in Animation education and offers industry related Animation & Multimedia courses to students who aspire for careers in this industry. The primary objective of Kala Srishti scholarships by Arena is to provide opportunities to meritorious students who are eager to pursue a career in animation.

The UD School of Animation, Hyderabad is another institute in India that offers Animation Scholarships for meritorious students. This institute offers a general scholarship program that covers 2d, 3d, VFX courses only. The other scholarship program offered by UD School of Animation, Hyderabad is DiiA (Diversity in Indian Animators). This is a program aimed to encourage and support more women to pursue animation and gaming as serious career options.

Another leading animation institute that has announced an animation scholarship program is Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC). This is the academic division of Maya Entertainment Limited (MEL). The scholarship program by MAAC is known as Creative Reward Scholarship 2008. It is aimed to assist meritorious students to pursue animation studies. Creative Reward Scholarship is an annual award given to students on the basis of a creativity test and an interview.

With the animation industry offering great career prospects, many institutes are now coming forward to encourage talented individuals to pursue courses in animation and related subjects by offering scholarships.