December 13, 2017

Digital Entertainment Group Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Hedy Lamarr Awards Program

Application Due February 15, 2018

The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) is pleased to announce the annual "Hedy Lamarr Achievement Award for Emerging Leaders in Entertainment Technology," which recognizes female college students in their junior year whose studies in the fields of entertainment and technology have shown exceptional promise. DEG will be awarding $10,000 to the Winner and $5,000 each to up to two Finalists in November 2018, to coincide with the 104th anniversary of Hedy Lamarr's birth.

Austrian-American actress Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood legend who is best known for her roles in a number of film classics including, Samson and Delilah, The Strange Woman, and Tortilla Flat. She was also a lifelong inventor whose innovative work included pioneering "frequency hopping" which became the foundation for spread spectrum technology. Conceived by Lamarr and composer George Antheil for radio guidance systems and patented in 1942, this highly secure technology resists interference and dropout, and is utilized today for a variety of cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth applications.

To honor Ms. Lamarr, the scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them in entertainment technology, be those pursuits academic or professional. The award winner will receive $10,000 as they enter their senior year of undergraduate study. While there are no specific restrictions on the use of this monetary award, DEG hopes and expects that the funds will be used to further the winner’s study or efforts in their recognized area of excellence.

To be eligible to receive the Hedy Lamarr Achievement Award, the candidate must be a female student in good standing, in her junior year at an accredited, U.S. based, academic institution. The candidate must be a citizen of the United States and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The candidate must submit the completed application by February 15, 2018 and to provide proof of eligibility or other information as reasonably requested by the DEG and the Judging Panel. The Judging Panel has sole discretion in the choosing the Award winner.

Download Scholarship Application: http://degonline.org/deg-now-accepting-applications-2018-hedy-lamarr-awards-program/

Contact Information

Name: Student Services
Email: studentservices@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213.740.8358