The commission's annual scholarship award money has doubled from its original $1,000. Applications can be downloaded at www.FilmMonterey.org. Applications are being accepted until Feb. 17.
The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation, headed by festival founder Lou Adler, said the donation was made in the spirit of the festival.
“The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation cannot think of a more ideal place to support than where the festival was born and where it continues to live,” Adler said in a statement. “An additional incentive for our involvement is the fact that the Monterey County Film Commission is proactively marketing Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, and providing and supporting educational opportunities in these areas.”
You can read the full press release after the break.