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Photography Scholarships

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.

Diversity Awards

These renewable awards are offered to entering undergraduate students who bring diverse experiences, ideas, and creative work to the CCA community. The following criteria will be considered in the scholarship review: students from educationally disadvantaged families who have demonstrated academic and artistic achievement, students who have demonstrated leadership in service to the community, and students whose work focuses on social or cultural issues

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.

Excellence in Photography Scholarship

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Art & Design School of Art & Design Photography majors

New Direction Scholarship

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Art & Design School of Art & Design Photography majors.

ATG Artistic Scholarship

To provide financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. Awards: $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees General Eligibility Requirements: Must be of at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S Must be either a high school senior or a college student currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. vocational, junior college, or four-year college/university and must be a full-time, degree seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year and pursuing a major in the visual/performing arts (film, theatre, fashion, photography, graphic design, dance, music, journalism, mass communications, etc.) Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) Family members of Board members are ineligible Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a rating system judged in five major categories. The candidate with the highest combined cumulative points will receive the scholarship. These categories are: Quality of content submission (essay, artistic portfolio) Academic performance Leadership/community service experience and contribution Letters of recommendation Phone/in-person committee interview Please note that those Scholarship Winners will be invited to attend our annual charity event, Fashion for a Passion held in Fall in Dallas, Texas. Fashion for a Passion is our biggest event of the year which helps to raise money for our charitable causes as well as for the current scholarship. The presence of scholarship winners is highly encouraged. Funds will be disbursed directly to the educational institution in the student’s name.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farm Workers

Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage the creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc. Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc. Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc. Literary-poetry, short stories, etc. Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc. There are two options in applying for funding: I. Grants under $500.00 No deadline for application-requests will be reviewed case-by-case Complete Sections A and C of the application II. Grants up to $2,500.00 awarded semi-annually A budget or documentation of expenses must be submitted with the application. Money may be used for workshops, materials, study with a mentor, course enrollment, mileage, lost wages

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships

Worldstudio Foundation Acting on the belief that creativity holds enormous power for social change, Worldstudio established the Foundation in New York City in 1993 as a vehicle for the company to give back to the creative community. Since its inception, the Foundation has launched several initiatives dedicated to helping the next generation of artists, architects and designers realize their dreams while being pro-actively involved in their communities. The focal point of these efforts is a scholarship program aimed at increasing diversity in the creative professions and building a more socially responsive creative studio of the future. The scholarships are implemented in partnership with AIGA, the professional association for design. The first non-profit in the US devoted exclusively to encouraging social responsibility in the design and arts professions, Worldstudio Foundation dares young artists to dream – of new lives, new careers and new solutions for the world in which we live. Each year Worldstudio donates a portion of its profits to the Foundation. For students with scholarship inquiries, contact us at: scholarship@aiga.org, if you send an e-mail please be patient, it will take us a few days to respond. or write us at: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships AIGA 164 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010

Bruce T. and Jackie Mahi Erickson Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:  Pursuing studies in the creation of crafts, art and photography and/or independent research relating to historical Hawaiian crafts and arts  Demonstrate financial need  Submit three letters of recommendation; two from a teacher, counselor or other knowledgeable person in Hawaiian arts, crafts, and photography and one from an unrelated person that can vouch for applicant’s character and the likelihood of completing course of study  Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

IFEC Scholarships for Foodservice Communication Careers

IFEC scholarships are intended to assist students pursuing careers as writers, editors, public relations and marketing communication practitioners and closely related areas within the foodservice industry. EligibilityTo be considered eligible for an award, a student must be currently enrolled and in good standing in a post-secondary, degree-granting educational institution in the U.S. and have an expected graduation date that is after December 31, 2011.The student must show evidence of training, skill and interest in both foodservice and the communication arts. The combination of studies and/or work experience in both the foodservice field and the communication arts is necessary. Applicants should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need. Majors considered applicable in the foodservice area include culinary arts, hotel, restaurant and institutional management, hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and technology, and related studies. Applicable majors in the communication area include journalism, public relations, mass communication, English, broadcast journalism, marketing, photography, graphic arts, and related studies.

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.

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