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Scholarship Award Ceremony Fresno

Scholarship Award Ceremony Bakersfield

Maya Cinemas Make a Difference Scholarship
The Maya Cinemas Education Fund was established to support graduating local high school students who are truly making a difference in their communities by offering the Make a Difference Scholarship ("Scholarship"). The annual scholarship provides financial support to local graduating seniors in each respective Maya Cinemas location. Maya Cinemas hosts a red-carpet awards ceremony to honor the students amongst their family members and community leaders. Scholarship funds are raised every year at Maya Cinemas and patron donations are matched dollar for dollar by Maya Cinemas.*

Who is eligible to apply for the scholarship?
The Fund provides financial assistance in the form of one-time scholarships to students who fulfill the following criteria: Graduation from a local high school near Maya Cinemas; Commitment to enroll as a full-time student at an approved 2-year college, 4- year college, or vocational school; Minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average; Students demonstrating financial need and; Completion of the Maya Cinemas Make a Difference Scholarship application by March 31, 2019. Please see application for more details.  

How do you apply for the scholarship?
To apply for a scholarship from the Maya Cinemas Education Fund, please complete the online application. Make sure to select the Maya Cinemas location nearest to you and complete the proper application.

How are scholarship recipients selected?
As a component of the scholarship program, award amounts and recipients, as determined by a local volunteer scholarship committee, are based on a combination of the following selection criteria: financial need, academics, personal merit, volunteer work, with an emphasis on community involvement and service to others. Scholarship recipients are approved by Maya Cinemas Education Fund Board of Directors.

*MCNA, Inc. matches up to $10,000 at each Maya Cinemas location.

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