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J-Dogg Scholarship is not available through this festival this year.

On April 17, 2011, Justin Amorratanasuchad was doing what he loved most – filming – when he died in a tragic accident. Justin, 21, was a junior in the film program at Emerson College at the time.  He had been accepted for his senior year internship program in Los Angeles. 

Justin was a gifted filmmaker, winning national and international awards while attending Ballard High School in Seattle, where he graduated in 2008. Among these recognitions was a Student Television Award for Excellence from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, presented at the regional Emmy Awards. Thanks to Ballard’s program and awards like this, Justin built a portfolio that gained him acceptance into prestigious film schools. 

To honor the creative energy Justin brought to the world, the family has established a scholarship fund for advanced studies in film and television. It will provide assistance to graduates of Puget Sound area high school video production programs who have the talent but need financial assistance to pursue their dreams, like Justin. 

In order to apply for the J-Dogg scholarship you must first enter a film into the 2019 Northwest High School Film Festival competition. Scholarship recipients are chosen from the students receiving Awards of Excellence or Honorable Mention recognition at the screening on May 14.

The Justin Amorratanasuchad (J-Dogg) Scholarship Fund is pleased to offer a scholarship award to graduating high school student(s) in the Puget Sound area who plan to pursue post-secondary studies in film/TV/media. Graduating students who have awarded films in the NW High School Film Festival, are accepted to a college or university for advanced studies in film/TV/media productions, have a fantastic letter of recommendation from their high school film/TV/media teacher, and demonstrate financial need are eligible.  The $5,000 – $10,000 scholarship award will be sent to the school/college to which the winning applicant has been accepted for film/TV/media studies. 
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To apply for the J-Dogg Scholarship, first read the rules and instructions on the application. The application can be viewed and downloaded at the following links:

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