Marijn van der Ploeg Wins RUAS Excel Yourself Scholarship

Willem de Kooning Academy
Thu 6 Sep

The RUAS Excel Yourself Scholarship 2018 has been awarded to WdKA Audiovisual Design graduate Marijn van der Ploeg.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences rewards special future plans of Honors' students with the Overtref Jezelf Beurs (Excel Yourself Scholarship). With this 5,000 euros scholarship, the graduate gets a better opportunity to make an ambitious kick off of the career. This scholarship finances one project with which the graduate plans to further develop in the desired direction. The project can be anything: from an investigation, the implementation of knowledge gained from research, an individual training course or any different form of personal development.

Marijn will use the scholarship to realise a documentary about a Syrian refugee who, after having travelled thousands of kilometres, meets his high school friends in the Netherlands. Now they have to think about their future here, in the Netherlands. Marijn wants to make a film about the experience of having to start anew in a new home country.

Short introduction of the submitted project (in Dutch)

View Marijn's graduation project here.

Visit this website next week for Marijn's in-depth interview.