Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences funding will support students enrolled in the Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester program

By Wendy S. Loughlin

April 15, 2014

The Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester has received a $5,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be awarded to a student seeking a Los Angeles internship in the motion picture industry.

The funding, administered through the Academy Internship Grants program, will help defray the costs associated with the SULA Semester, a career-oriented program that allows students from the Newhouse School and the College of Visual and Performing Arts to spend a semester in Los Angeles taking classes, networking and interning in the entertainment industry.

Academy grants are intended to provide a gateway to the entertainment industry for dedicated and talented students.

In addition to the Academy grant, Lorraine Branham, dean of the Newhouse School, has provided a matching grant of $5,000 for Newhouse students who are considering applying to the SULA Semester.

“These grants are a great way to expand this unique opportunity to students who might find the additional expense of participating in the SULA Semester to be a hardship,” says Robin Forman Howard, who directs the program.

Students enrolled in the Fall 2014 SULA Semester who are seeking an internship at a motion picture company will be eligible to apply for the Academy grant. The Newhouse grant will be awarded to a Newhouse student accepted for the Spring 2015 semester.

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