WIA founding member Phyllis Craig was known throughout the animation industry for her commitment to young people interested in learning the art and techniques of animation. For many years, Phyllis spearheaded an internship program, and is responsible for helping countless “kids” fulfill their dreams of becoming animation industry professionals.
When we lost our dear friend Phyllis, the founding members of Women In Animation created a special fund to honor her legacy. The fund provides scholarships to students who demonstrate artistic talent and have a passion for animation.
Every year a $1000 scholarship is given to one deserving animation student, along with a one-year membership in Women In Animation. The annual beginning submission date is September 15th. The yearly deadline is April 29th (Phyllis Craig’s birthday) and winners will be notified by July 1st.
Are you interested in finding out more and applying? Download your application here.
The Phyllis Craig Scholarship Fund (PCSF) is made possible by generous donations by companies and individuals. Your contributions will help support talented young people to grow their creative talent. If you are interested in making a donation, please call the Women In Animation hotline at (818) 759-9596 or write to: Women In Animation, Inc., P.O. Box 17706, Encino, California 91416-7706.
Thank you to all past and future contributors and to the participating students.
Most of all, our many thanks to Phyllis Craig.