Vancouver Film School (VFS) and YouTube announced a unique online scholarship competition today called What Matters to You. People from around the world will have the opportunity to share their film, animation, or creative pitch in a 3-minute video to win a full-tuition scholarship.
Artists from the 19 regions where YouTube has local sites will be eligible to submit their original videos from March 18th to May 9th. VFS will then narrow the field to 10 finalists and between May 20th and May 27th, the YouTube community will vote to pick 3 winners. On May 30th, the winners will be announced and will receive scholarships to VFS worth from $17,000 up to $52,750.
Launched in October 2006, the VFS YouTube Channel has over 18,000 subscribers and is the most subscribed school Channel on YouTube. The three scholarship recipients chosen by the YouTube community will be able to attend any of the 14 entertainment arts programs VFS offers.