The Los Angeles Film Critics Association is happy to offer scholarships for aspiring film critics with the generous support of Rotten Tomatoes.

This year we will award two $3,000 scholarships to students enrolled at Los Angeles-area community colleges: one to a woman and another to a person from an underrepresented group or groups.

Applicants should email the following materials to by Dec. 31, 2020:

  • a cover letter including:
    • a description of their experience and/or aspirations in film criticism as a woman or person from an underrepresented group
    • their school, year, and area of study
  • three writing samples such as a movie review written for the school paper, a paper for a film studies class, a personal blog post, etc.
Each recipient will receive a $3,000 award, as well as Fandango and FandangoNOW gift cards. LAFCA will not be holding an in-person awards dinner this season, but this year’s scholarship winners will be invited to attend the event in the future.

Feel free to email with any questions or comments. We look forward to reading the applications!