A West Ranch High School graduate was recently selected as one of the inaugural winners of the Power of Video Scholarship worth up to $25,000.
Nicholas Brinkley, a student at University of California-Riverside, was one of many filmmakers who applied for the scholarship, which tasked musical.ly users with the challenge of creating content that best reflects their voice as a filmmaker.
Brinkley is working toward a degree in biology, according to a news release. When he’s not in the lab, he finds time to exercise his creative side by working on his passion for filmmaking.
The Power of Video Scholarship is part of musical.ly’s Creator Fund, which aims to provide education and training, foster community enrichment and discover and develop unique creative talent, the news release said. Additional programs that are part of the Creator Fund will roll out through 2018 and beyond, as the social media platform continues its $50 million commitment to support the creators who use the product.