Georgia Power and the Atlanta Business Chronicle present new scholarship for outstanding film student
Timothy Pitts from Columbus State University named first recipient
ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power and the Atlanta Business Chronicle announced today the inaugural Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship, presented today during the 2018 Business of Film event at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, will help a Georgia student pursuing a degree in film-related studies further his or her education. The scholarship will be awarded annually during the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Business of Film event.
"Georgia Power has worked closely with the state to help support and grow the film industry in Georgia," said Anne Kaiser, vice president of community and economic development, Georgia Power. "We know that as the film industry grows in our state, so does the need for a diverse and experienced workforce to support it. That's why we partnered with the Atlanta Business Chronicle on this scholarship – so we can help a deserving student right here in Georgia prepare for a successful career in film."
"Georgia Power was our inaugural partner, and continues to be a valuable partner, in our Business of Film event every year. We are so pleased to grow that partnership and join together to honor an outstanding student with this new scholarship," said David Rubinger, president and publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle. "Through their economic development and workforce development initiatives, Georgia Power plays a major role in recruiting the film industry to our state, and they understand the importance of attracting and keeping film dollars in Georgia."
From major motion pictures, to indie films and television series, Georgia Power uses its properties, business partnerships, power grids, and other assets to make Georgia a one-stop shop for filmmakers. As one of the largest property owners in the state, Georgia Power provides access to industrial properties, lakes, generating facilities and parks as well as assists with lighting and power needs.
2018 Inaugural Winner
Pitts has been completing his degree under a Post 9/11 GI Bill scholarship, which will soon expire. The $5,000 Business of Film Rising Star Student Scholarship will go towards helping him complete his final three semesters and graduate in the summer of 2020.
"Because of Georgia Power, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and this scholarship, I'm not only able to complete my degree but also show my children that no matter where you start in life, you can find your purpose and pursue your passion," said Pitts.
He was chosen from nominations submitted by Columbus State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Georgia State University.
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Georgia Power has long recognized that workforce development is the number one driver for new and expanding industries. Through partnership efforts with organizations like the Technical College System of Georgia, the state's nationally-ranked colleges and universities, and more, Georgia Power is helping to fill great jobs with a highly trained, skilled workforce.
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