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Robert Foshko Memorial Screenwriting Scholarship

Robert Foshko Memorial Screenwriting Scholarship For Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students Deadline: May 15, 2023 Scholarships for up to $2,000 will be awarded.

Provides funds for professional development to students who are concentrating in narrative screenwriting and demonstrate the potential for professional excellence. Scholarships for up to $2,000 will be awarded.

RTF celebrates excellence in screenwriting by annually awarding the Robert Foshko Memorial Scholarship. Two students will receive a stipend for professional development. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Both original television pilots and feature films are eligible.

The award was renamed in 2017 in honor of longtime RTF screenwriting professor, Robert Foshko. For nearly three decades, two-time Emmy winner Robert Foshko taught screenwriting and television production at UT’s Department of Radio-TV and Film.

During that time, he established RTF’s screenwriting curriculum, launched its graduate writing program, was a founding member of the Michener Center for Writers, and fundamentally advanced the television production curriculum to meet the rigorous and competitive standards of the business and creative practice of television. In so doing, he influenced and guided the education and careers of countless screenwriting and television students along the way.

Bob and his wife Sally established this scholarship to help support the kinds of screenwriting students he taught and mentored so well during his many years of service at the University of Texas at Austin.


  • Both Undergraduate and Graduate applications will be considered.

  • Scripts must have been written for an RTF screenwriting course during the 2022 Spring semester or later.

  • Only feature-length screenplays and TV pilot scripts qualify. No TV specs will be considered.

  • Scripts must not have been previously submitted for past Longhorn Showcase Script Competition or Robert Foshko Memorial Screenwriting Scholarship consideration.

  • Winners of previous Longhorn Showcase Script Competitions and Robert Foshko Memorial Screenwriting Scholarship are ineligible.

  • Course instructor approval is required.

  • One writer may submit multiple scripts; however, each submission requires a separate application.


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