SULA Semester students receive scholarship funding

By Wendy S. Loughlin

September 4, 2014

Six seniors participating in the Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester program have won scholarships.

Winners of the Jack Oakie & Victoria Horne Oakie Scholarships include Maggie Applegate, a student in the Newhouse School’s television, radio and film (TRF) program from Winfield, New York; Mack Bleach, a TRF student from Sherman Oaks, California; Matt Fernandes, a TRF student from Milpitas, California; Dan Grove, a TRF student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Sarah Shelton, a student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)’s Bandier Program from Kingston, Massachusetts. The merit-based scholarships are funded by the Oakie Charitable Foundation and provide financial support for outstanding undergraduate students who are accepted to participate in the SULA Semester.


Christian Green, a student in VPA’s film program, is the winner of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Film Internship Grant. The grant provides financial support for a student who is seeking an internship involving some aspect of theatrical motion picture production. Green is interning at Filmworks/FX, where he is working on visual effects and 3D modeling for several feature films under development at the company.

The SULA Semester is a satellite campus program that allows students from the Newhouse School and VPA to spend a semester studying and interning in Los Angeles. For more information, see