Midwest Animation Promotion Society

Scholarships

Each year the Midwest Animation Promotion Society (M.A.P.S.) awards three $1000 scholarships for full time college students majoring in each of the following studies: The Rider Scholarship for Japanese Language and Literature; the M.A.P.S. scholarship for Illustration and Animation, and the M.A.P.S. scholarship for History and Culture. Applications for these scholarships are evaluated based upon the following criteria:

  1. Academic Achievement - The candidate must have demonstrated exceptional academic ability. Submit an official transcript and GPA or its equivalent for all course work to date.
  2. Essay - In no more than three typewritten, double-spaced page, describe why you should be the recipient of the MAPS Scholarship.In the case of the Illustration and Animation Scholarship a one page typewritten double-spaced page and a digital portfolio. See specific applications for each entrys rules.
  3. Faculty Recommendation - Provide one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your work.
  4. Application - The below application must be completed to be considered for the current year MAPS Rider Scholarship.

    Download MAPS Rider Scholarship for Japanese Language and Literature Application
    Langauge and Literature
  1. Microsoft Word document, 29 kb
  2. Download M.A.P.S. scholarship for History and Culture Application
    History and Culture
  3. Microsoft Word document, 29 kb
  4. Download MAPS M.A.P.S. Scholarship for Illustration and Animation Application
    Illustration and Animation
  5. Microsoft Word document, 29 kb