Tessa Abrams Wins 2021 Women in Animation Scholarship

Earlier this month, the 2021 Women in Animation Scholarships were announced as part of the BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit. The annual award, which is awarded to students who possess talent, a passion for animation and demonstrate financial need, were proudly presented by Women in Animation’s Chair of Education Hsiang Chin Moe. 

Out of the 97 applicants from 49 schools across the U.S., as well as Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, China, Germany, Indonesia, Sweden, and Vietnam, the committee selected 10 winners, including CalArts student Tessa Abrams (Film/Video BFA 23). 

Abrams’ journey to the Character Animation program at CalArts began with her early love of storytelling and drawing funny faces in her notebooks during class. Upon graduating, she hopes to pursue a career as a story artist and director in the animation industry. Check out Abrams’ portfolio of storyboards, and design and illustrations on her website

The 2021 Women in Animation Scholarship winners will receive cash prizes, as well as workshop and software packages from WIA’s industry partners Animation Mentor, Autodesk, Toon Boom, and Unity. 

The full list of the 2020 Women in Animation award winners can be viewed here.

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