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Dirk Koning

Dirk Koning Film/Video Scholarship

Dirk Koning was the founding Director of the Community Media Center in Grand Rapids MI, and an adjunct faculty member at GVSU. Dirk was a media visionary, a passionate ambassador for public access, who believed that the airwaves belong to the people. He was an internationally recognized media activist and champion for free speech. Dirk died unexpectedly in 2005 at the age of 48. We have named this scholarship in his honor.

Scholarship moneys from this fund are awarded on a competitive basis to upper level* Film and Video Production majors who have made or intend to make media that contributes to the improvement of society. Individual scholarships, in the $3,000 range, are not automatically renewable, but students may re-apply. Scholarship awards begin fall of the following academic year.

Awards are based on an essay, resume, and grade point average, determined by a committee consisting of Film/Video faculty and community representatives.

 *55 credits or more

DEADLINE: March 1st