Association Internationale du Film d’Animation-Hollywood (ASIFA – The International Animated Film Society) and Animation Educators Forum (AEF) awarded SJSU Animation/Illustration student Maaike Scherff a scholarship to support her continuing education in the field of animation. Scherff is one of eight students from animation schools around the world to receive a total of $30,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants submitted portfolio/demo reels, individual proposals and letters of recommendation from faculty. Scholarships were awarded based on merit and are intended to support the students in their course of study.
Scherff is currently a contract artist and production assistant at Sony PlayStation, in addition to being a senior in the A/I program. Previously, she has worked on projects such as “The Green Ninja Show” and “Bound for Glory.” She has also interned at Nickelodeon and freelanced for various books, mobile games, and board games. She is set to graduate in May 2017.