James Petulla – Brian Kraft Get Connected Grant

James Petulla – Brian Kraft Get Connected Grant

To qualify for this grant, the applicant must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Proof of a High School Diploma or Successful Score of the ATB Test.
  • Complete an application for admissions.
  • Complete a scholarship application.
  • Proof total household income is less than $85,000 per year.
  • Present a Letter of Recommendation from High School Teacher, Guidance Counselor or Mentor, Community Organizer or Employer.
  • Interview and acceptance by the RRFC Program Mentor.
  • The selected program must be approved in the state in which the student completes their externship. Not all RRFC programs are approved in every state within the United States.

RRFC Annual Awards: A maximum of 75 applicants per year will be awarded The James Petulla-Brian Kraft Get Connected Grant. The applicant awarded may select the educational program and receive the following award: reduced down payment from $3800 to $2,000, plus $600 off total tuition. Total Grant value is $600. The balance of the down payment ($1800) will be added to the program tuition cost. Financial Options are available.

A message from James “Jimi” Petulla, CEO, Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools (RRFC)

As the CEO of a creative media arts institute, I’ve been involved in education for over 30 years. I have come to believe that two things are important in education: encouraging creativity and imparting career skills. With entire segments of industries being wiped out by new technology at an ever increasing pace, I think it imperative that today’s education deliver skills that are universal so that graduates can succeed in a future that is bound to change dramatically. With that in mind I am setting up the following grant for high school students and graduates in the United States.

A message from Brian Kraft, COO, Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools (RRFC)

I grew up always searching for that one mentor who could take me under their wing and teach me what I wanted to learn. Having never found that person to guide me, I went to the school of hard knocks on my own and learned by trial and error. After becoming a Film Connection mentor for a number of years, I moved into the position of Chief Academic Advisor and COO and now spend my days helping tomorrow’s professionals train with mentors who are looking to pass down their knowledge, and in no small part, their legacy, to the next generation. Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen so many of our students lives change in remarkable ways. Dreams have been made through sweat, determination, and the solid knowhow that’s built by learning from inside of the industry.

If you have a fire in your belly and want to get going in making your dream career a reality, I strongly encourage you to apply for The James Petulla – Brian Kraft Get Connected Grant.

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RRFC James Petulla - Brian Kraft Get Connected Grant

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