Cameron University announces new scholarship for GPTC Video Producer program students

The Cameron University Department of Communication is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen who have completed the Video Producer program at Great Plains Technology Center (GPTC). Two $500 tuition waiver scholarships will be awarded to college freshmen who enroll in CU’s Journalism and Media Production program. The deadline to apply for the upcoming fall semester is April 15. Applications can be obtained from the CU Department of Communication at 581-2259 or ckeller@cameron.edu as well as from GPTC.

The scholarship was developed by Dr. Christopher Keller, Chair, Department of Communication, and Dr. Matt Jenkins, Professor, in collaboration with Dan E. Tibbs, Instructor, GPTC Video Producer program.

“Offering a tuition waiver scholarship to high school students who have completed the Video Producer program at Great Plains Technology Center is a natural progression,” says Keller. “It solidifies our connection with GPTC and will encourage those students to take the next step in their educational endeavors.”

Tibbs, whose goal is to produce great video students and help them develop their passion for film, agrees.

“This scholarship will create a financial opportunity for students to continue to the next stage,” he says. “It will raise the stakes and push our GPTC students to do better.”

“The students who enroll at Cameron after completing the GPTC program are well-trained and passionate about a career in journalism and media production,” says Keller. “We have the opportunity to build on the work that Mr. Tibbs is doing. We hope to see more of them on the Cameron campus.”

For scholarship consideration, the student must be an Oklahoma resident and have completed the Video Producer program at Great Plains Technology Center. The application process requires a letter of recommendation from an instructor or employer as well as a flash drive or link with samples of the student’s work in film, editing, production, design and/or writing.

GPTC’s award-winning Video Producer program prepares students to provide assistance in the production of video recordings and programs. Students also acquire skills in digital photography.

CU’s Journalism and Media Production degree prepares program graduates for career attainment and success in all media platforms. Coursework includes instruction in mass media, audio and visual production, TV studio production, writing, media literacy, photojournalism, layout and design, news writing, broadcasting writing, news editing, online journalism and more.  

For more information, contact the CU Department of Communication at 581-2359.

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March 22, 2017