On February 11, 2022, 36 women from all over the world were announced as this year’s Women in Animation (WIA) scholarship recipients.
With more students represented than any other school, worldwide, Ringling College of Art and Design students were awarded four of the 18 scholarships, and another student received an Honorable Mention.
“The WIA Scholarship Program is an annual award committed to furthering deserving animation students who demonstrate artistic talent, a passion for animation, a financial need, and a promising future in the field of animation. Student members of WIA were encouraged to apply, no matter in what region of the world they are academically pursuing their animation career interests. The scholarship pool totals $28,000 and also features workshops, tutoring opportunities, animation equipment and software packages for recipients of the 2022 cycle from industry partners Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, Autodesk, Foundry, Laika, Toon Boom and Wacom.”
Out of 170 applications from 72 schools across the US as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain and the Philippines during the 2021-2022 program, the WIA scholarship committee selected 18 amazing students as most deserving of scholarships, in addition to 18 students as honorable mentions.
The scholarship winners’ full bios and website links can be found on the WIA scholarship page.
Scholarship recipients: Elena Fazio, Bekka Goldstein, Yulong Jones, Daphne Reynolds, Kaiyun Yang; and Honorable Mention: Yuen Wan.
Huge congratulations to Ringling College’s students and the Computer Animation department!
For more information or to join WIA, visit womeninanimaton.org.
Source: Animation Magazine