About the Scholarship

NATAS San Francisco/Northern California Peter J. Marino Scholarship is awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The organization was found in 1961. This scholarship program was started by Peter Marino who was a member and co-founder of the Scholarship Program. This scholarship covers a variety of production job disciplines.

How to apply for this scholarship?

  • The students applying for this grant must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

  • Students must prepare an essay of one-page summarizing your television academic and work experience, related activities and personal goals.

  • A copy of transcripts; and uploaded video samples of your work (10 minutes maximum) accompanied by scripts and a one-page letter detailing the stories.


NATAS San Francisco/Northern California Peter J. Marino Scholarship award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $2000 annually to eligible students and is not renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to one candidate depending on the availability of funds and students meeting their eligibility.


Deadline information

The scholarship application deadlines by the end of May 31, 2020, students are informed to submit their application and required application forms before the due date to meet the eligibility. The applications and other information are available on the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be actively engaged in a collegiate-level curriculum in one or more areas of the television industry and be attending a college in Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border), Hawaii, or Reno, Nevada.

  • An applicant has completed at least one undergraduate academic year of television studies, or be enrolled in a television graduate program.

  • A student has at least one remaining year of undergraduate study for the undergraduate scholarships or one remaining year of graduate study for the graduate scholarship. 

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