WIFM Scholarship - Group 1
2015 WIFM Scholarship Winners
Front:  Mina Hoffman, PPU; Sheryland Neal, Chatham; Hannah Snyder, PPU;
Back:  Lisa Smith-Reed; Jessica Pachuta; Jeannee Josefcyzk; Donna Belajac; Faith Dickinson 



2015 Scholarship Winners


WIFM $1000 Scholarship

Sheryland Neal, Chatham University


WIFM Point Park Univ $2500 – Tuition Credit

Mina Hoffman, Point Park University


WIFM Amy Lamb Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Snyder, Point Park University


Women In Film and Media Scholarships

Women In Film and Media presents a scholarship each year to a female student who is enrolled in a film or television production curriculum.  Scholarships are presented to the student at the annual Opal Awards, which honors women in film and television and their achievements.   The student must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate or film studies curriculum in a Pittsburgh area college / university or film school.
  • Must submit their application during the specified timeline and present all the requested documentation.
  • Must be able to meet with the scholarship committee for an interview.
  • Must be able to attend the Opal Awards when scheduled.

Scholarship Process

The scholarship submission process begins in January and ends in March.  All submissions must be made according to the posted requirements and must be submitted via email to

The Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, and a recipient will be chosen by April 15.  All submissions will be reviewed to determine an applicant’s dedication to her program, the quality and merits of the work completed, and volunteer service, if any, given to the community.  Click on the either of the following documents to complete and submit:

Available Scholarships from Women In Film & Media, Pittsburgh

WIFM LogoWIFM Scholarship: A scholarship check for $1,000 is presented to an  student enrolled in any film studies curriculum in any  college/university in Pittsburgh. The applications are reviewed by the WIFM Scholarship Committee, which selects the winner. Learn more…
Beloved Amy LambWIFM Amy Lamb Scholarship: A scholarship check of $1,000 will be presented to a student enrolled in a film production curriculum. The applications will be reviewed by the Amy Lamb Scholarship Committee and presented at the Opal Awards. Learn more…
Point Park University ScholarshipWIFM Point Park University Scholarship: A scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is presented to a student enrolled in a film or television production curriculum at Point Park University. The scholarship is given as tuition deduction. The applications are reviewed by the WIFM Scholarship Committee, which selects the winner. Learn more…

Other Scholarship Opportunities


Scholarship Recipients

WIFM Scholarship

  • 2015:  Sheryland Neal
  • 2014:  Asia Carter
  • 2013:  Laura Stamm
  • 2012:  Kimberly Truisi
  • 2011:  Heidi Schlegel
  • 2009:  Cait Murray
  • 2008:  Paige Berry & Maranda Wodzinski
  • 2007:  Heather Mallak

Point Park Univ. Scholarship ($2,500 tuition credit)

  • 2015:  Mina Hoffman
  • 2014:  Megan Kuntz
  • 2013:  Jovanna Valladares
  • 2012:  Alexandra Quinn
  • 2011:  Olivia Vaughn
  • 2009:  Shannon Hager

Amy Lamb Scholarship ($1,000)

  • 2015:  Hannah Snyder
  • 2014:  Dominique Carino
  • 2013:  Cierra Jones
  • 2012:  Kelsey Sylvester