Three new scholarship grants at Maine Media Workshops are targeted to Maine teens, and submission deadlines have been extended to May 28 this year for high school student applicants.

Recent contributions for the Maine Media Workshops’ Maine Youth Scholarship Fund came from individual donors, as well as the Bob Crewe Foundation and the Evergreen Foundation. There also is a new scholarship aimed at attracting teens from culturally diverse and underserved populations in greater Portland and Lewiston that was launched by Maine Media board member John Rosenblum and his wife, Carolyn.

“One of the obligations of a nonprofit institution like Maine Media is providing scholarship support so that our learning experiences are accessible to those who could not otherwise afford them,” said John Rosenblum. “We know that our Young Artist Program empowers and inspires participants, and we want this next generation of visual storytellers to include men and women from all of Maine’s communities.”

For many teens, an early show of financial support can make a huge impact on a career trajectory. Bob Crewe, has had an extraordinary career culminating in the success of the musical “Jersey Boys” and his brother Daniel, Bob Crewe Foundation president, said “In reflection, we recognize the many helping hands we both have had and now wish to provide that helping hand to the talented young people who will attend Maine Media’s Young Artist Program.”

Each summer, the campus of Maine Media Workshops + College overflows with students of all ages and from all over the world. This year, Maine Media will be able to reach out to an even wider range of photographers and filmmakers, thanks to generous new donations to its line-up of scholarship opportunities. With more than $50,000 available for tuition assistance in 2014, the transformative Maine Media experience will be available to more deserving students than ever before.

Professionals benefit from scholarship opportunities, too. Many Maine Media students who receive tuition assistance are looking to give their careers a bump up to the next level. For the complete list of scholarship opportunities, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or