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Here are some of the Photography scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Virginia Museum Undergraduate Fellowships

Undergraduate Students You are eligible to apply if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, as well as a current legal resident of Virginia, and have been so for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline. You must also continue to be a legal resident of Virginia for the Fellowship period. A legal resident has a valid Virginia driver’s license. and/or pays income taxes in Virginia, and/or is a registered Virginia voter. Students paying in-state tuition to an accredited Virginia college, university, or school of the arts qualify as legal residents of Virginia. If you are a legal Virginia resident but attend an accredited college, university, or school of the arts outside of the state full-time, you may still apply. Applicants must be able to provide verification of residency upon request. If you attend an accredited college, university, or school of the arts in Virginia but do not qualify for in-state tuition, you may not apply for a VMFA Fellowship until you establish Virginia residency. You are eligible to apply if you are planning to be enrolled full-time and qualify as a Virginia resident, as outlined above, for the entire academic year at an accredited college, university, or school of the arts. Half-year fall semester Fellowship awards (worth $2,000) may be considered on a case-by-case basis for full-time students in the final year of a degree program who plan to graduate.

Virginia Museum Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Students You are eligible to apply if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, as well as a current legal resident of Virginia, and have been so for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline. You must also continue to be a legal resident of Virginia for the Fellowship period. A legal resident has a valid Virginia driver’s license, and/or pays income taxes in Virginia, and/or is a registered Virginia voter. Students paying in-state tuition to an accredited Virginia college, university, or school of the arts qualify as legal residents of Virginia. If you are a legal Virginia resident but attend an accredited college, university, or school of the arts outside of the state full-time, you may still apply. Applicants must be able to provide verification of residency upon request. If you attend an accredited college, university, or school of the arts in Virginia but do not qualify for in-state tuition, you may not apply for a VMFA Fellowship until you establish Virginia residency. You are eligible to apply if you are planning to be enrolled full-time and qualify as a Virginia resident, as outlined above, for the entire academic year at an accredited college, university, or school of the arts. Half-year fall semester Fellowship awards (worth $3,000) may be considered on a case-by-case basis for full-time students in the final year of a degree program who plan to graduate.

AWC Student Scholarships

Every year AWC Seattle Professional Chapter awards scholarships to outstanding communications students attending Washington state colleges. Eligible students must meet the following qualifications: • Be a Washington state resident • Be a registered student at a four-year college in Washington state for Fall school year • Be a junior, senior or graduate student as of Fall school year • Be accepted in, or applying to, a school at a four-year university or college to major in at least one of the following communications disciplines: o Advertising o Communications o Film o Graphic design o Journalism (print and broadcast) o Marketing o Multimedia design o Photography o Public relations o Speech communications o Technical communication o Television and radio production Scholarship selections are based on: • Demonstrated excellence in communications • Positive contributions toward communications on campus, in the community • Scholastic achievement • Financial need • Work samples

F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship

QUALIFICATIONS In the granting of scholarships, preference shall be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Applicants should reside or have resided in the northeast region of Pennsylvania and be a citizen of the United States. Grants are made without distinction as to race, color, creed, or sex. The applicant need not be a graduate student, nor formally trained in any academic or professional program. The applicant must show that the scholarship will aid them in their development into professional artists. The granting of the award and the amount awarded is a matter of discretion of the Grant Selection Committee. PROCEDURES Applicant must furnish the Selection Committee with proof of exceptional ability in his or her chosen field and give evidence that this chosen field is intended to be his or her life's work. This ability must be demonstrated through a selection process which is initiated by completing an official application form. The application form must be supported by letters of recommendation from recognized artists, experts or judges in the pertinent field. Additionally, the application requires a detailed proposal for the use of the grant including a projected budget. TERMS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP The recipient may use the award only to finance an individual program or proposal which has had prior approval by the Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House, Inc. The grant, awarded annually, is in the sum of up to $12,000. The proceeds of this grant represent taxable income in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service Code Section I 17, as amended. The grantor will file the necessary reports with the IRS concerning the award. The recipient is required to make two progress reports to the Administrative Chairperson. These reports are then presented to the Board of Trustees of The Waverly Community House. Failure to comply with these reports may result in the termination of the grant. There is no requirement that the award be made if in the judgment of the Selection Committee there is no qualified candidate. TIMETABLE Completed applications and proposals must be in the office of the Waverly Community House, Inc. on or before December 15th of each year. If the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the applications must be postmarked on or before the 15th. All applicants will be informed within 90 days as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee for a final presentation of their work and for an interview. Each finalist will be notified of their status within one week of the presentations as to whether or not they have qualified as finalists. All finalists must appear in person before the Selection Committee. On or before November 1st, a progress report, including photographs and/or other suitable documentation of the work in progress, must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson. On or before May 1st, a more complete and detailed report must be submitted to the Administrative Chairperson.

Reid Blackburn Scholarship

1. Student must have completed one year at a recognized four-year college or university having courses in photojournalism and must be continuting in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, and must have at least one-half year of undergraduate schooling remaining at the time of award. 2. The philosophy and goals statement is particularly important in this selection.

Bob East Scholarship

1. This applicant must either be an undergraduate in the first three and one half years of college or be planning to pursue postgraduate work - and offer some indication of acceptance in such a program. 2. This portfolio must include at least five single images in addition to a picture story. 3. This award will be chosen primarily on quality of the portfolio.

Kit C. King Graduate Scholarship Fund

1. The scholarship is open to anyone pursuing an advanced degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism. The applicant must have some indication of acceptance to such an accredited graduate program in photojournalism. 2. The applicant must present a portfolio that demonstrates talent and initiative in documentary photojournalism. 3. The portfolio should be accompanied by a statement of goals and philosophy relating to documentary photojournalism.

Joseph Ehrenreich Scholarships

1. Student must have completed one year at a recognized four-year college or university having courses in Photojournalism and must be continuing in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, and must have at least one-half year of undergraduate schooling remaining at time of award. 2. These awards are aimed at those with journalism potential, but with little opportunity and great need.

NPPF Still Scholarship

1. Student must have completed one year at a recognized four-year college or university having courses in Photojournalism and must be continuing in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, and must have at least one-half year of undergraduate schooling remaining at time of award. 2. These awards are aimed at those with journalism potential, but with little opportunity and great need.

NPPF Television News Scholarship

1. Student must be enrolled in a recognized four-year college or university having courses in TV News Photojournalism; must be continuing in this program leading to a bachelor's degree; and must be in his or her junior year at the time the award is given. 2. Each applicant must complete the entry form and submit it along with a video tape containing examples of his or her work. The tape should contain no more than three complete stories (total time for all stories: six minutes) with voice narration and natural sound. Applicant must also include a letter from his or her professor/ advisor. 3. Applicant must include a one-page biographical sketch including a personal statement by the applicant as to his or her professional goals.

Alexia Foundation - First Place Award

A full-tuition scholarship (about $15,300) to study photojournalism in London in the fall semester through Syracuse University Abroad; a grant of $1,000 for completing the proposed picture story. An additional $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.Eligibility:Applicants must be duly enrolled full-time students in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program at the time of application. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full time professional experience is eligible.Please check the website for more information.

Alexia Foundation - Second Place Award

A half-tuition scholarship (about $7,650) toward tuition, fees and living expenses to study photojournalism in London this Fall through Syracuse University Abroad; a grant of $500 for completing the proposed picture story.EligibilityApplicants must be duly enrolled full-time students in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program at the time of application. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full-time professional experience is eligible.Please check the website for more information.

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