Opportunities for Students

Student Paper Award

SMPTE's Student Paper Award honors a Student Member that prepares and submits an outstanding paper dealing with some technical phase of motion pictures, television, photographic instrumentation, or their closely allied arts and sciences. The paper will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, providing recognition both for the author and the institution at which the work was done. The application form and requirements are online at www.smpte.org/student-paper-award

Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Louis F. Wolf Jr., Memorial Scholarship offers $5,000 toward the cost of tuition at the student's educational institution. The scholarship is open to SMPTE student members who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be majoring in a program emphasizing the engineering, science, advanced technologies, or fundamental theories associated with motion imaging, sound, metadata, and workflows consistent with SMPTE's field of interest, and must have completed a minimum of four courses toward said major in good academic standing. The application form and requirements are online at www.smpte.org/scholarships

Student Membership Challenge

Your first year of Student SMPTE Membership can be free and renewals are now only $15! Learn more here.

Student Chapters

SMPTE sponsors student chapters at colleges, universities, and institutions where courses are offered in technical areas of media, film, video, and television. Student Chapters provide the opportunity for students to meet industry leaders and professionals, and to interact outside of the classroom with their peers and faculty who have an interest in the motion imaging. The current list of Student Chapters and their advisors is available here.

NAB Show Student Social

Each year, students are invited to the SMPTE booth at NAB Show for a social mixer, where they can interact with SMPTE Members, including board of governors members, directors, Sections leadership, and staff who will discuss their work in the industry.  See more events for students here.