Burt Reynolds Scholarship Criteria

Each year Palm Beach County High School Seniors are invited to submit their entries for the Burt Reynolds Scholarship that is presented at the Student Showcase of Films award show. 
The Sara Fuller Scholarship is awarded to the runner up of the Burt Reynolds Scholarship.


The Burt Reynolds Scholarship is Open to Palm Beach County High School Seniors Only
$5,000 Award with funds awarded in the student's name.


1.  Complete the Online Application (Currently CLOSED). You will receive a corresponding signature page via email to print.

2.  Obtain the proper signatures on the signature page and make a copy of your student I.D. Upload both documents through the website when submissions are officially open.

3.  You will also need to compile the following supporting documents and upload them at the bottom of this page:

letter addressing why you would like to be considered, include your long term goals as they relate to the film, digital media & television industry and the need for the scholarship funds (this letter is from you, please write it yourself).

A letter of recommendation from your film, digitial media or television instructor. This letter must include your GPA, community service hours and anything else that may set you apart from other applicants.

If applicable, include your letter of acceptance to a community college or four-year university or include the name of the school(s) you have applied to and why in your letter to Mr. Burt Reynolds.

If your compilation reel does not include information about your role on each project please provide a one sheet that describes your position on each clip included on your 5 minute compilation reel.

4.  Upload a 5 minute compilation reel (a sampling of your work) via FilmFreeway (CLOSED).  Note: This compilation reel will not be judged in any other category. You must submit as a separate submission if you wish to compete in another category.

Please click here to upload your supporting documentation!

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