Our Story

The Carson Cummings Film Scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the memory of Carson Ross Cummings of Austin, Texas. Each year, we award three college scholarships to local graduating high school seniors through a short film competition. Our incredibly talented scholarship recipients have shown a passion for filmmaking similar to Carson's own. Since 2013, the Carson Cummings Film Scholarship Committee has awarded over $60,000.00 in college scholarships to aspiring high school filmmakers in Austin, Texas. From 2013 - 2016, the scholarship was available only to graduating seniors of Anderson High School - Carson’s alma mater. In 2017, the scholarship broadened its outreach to include additional high schools in Austin. In 2018, the Carson Cummings Scholarship Committee welcomes the addition of Film Producers Josh Crook and Ron Perlman from Wing and A Prayer Pictures - providing an unparalleled platform for our students to showcase their filmmaking prowess to industry professionals.

Click here for more information on the rules and requirements for this year's Carson Cummings Film Scholarship. Films due by midnight, February 11th 2018

Click here to fill out a short application form to be submitted with your short film.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Carson Cummings Film Scholarship

2018 Winners

Honey Butter Freedom Biscuit

Honey Butter Freedom Biscuit

March 10, 2018

Dante

Dante

March 8, 2018

Ping Pong Police

Ping Pong Police

March 8, 2018

Our Past Winners

Powdered

Powdered

October 7, 2017

Fish Out Of Water

Fish Out Of Water

October 7, 2017

Lemonade

Lemonade

October 7, 2017

Reach

Reach

October 7, 2017