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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.

Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS)

1. If you are enrolled in high school, you must be a senior. 2. If you are not enrolled in high school (whether you are enrolled in college, are a high school graduate not enrolled in college, or an individual not completing high school), you must be 17 or 18 years old on December 1. 3. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or of its official territories unless applying in Jazz. ARTS is a national program designed to identify, recognize and encourage talented high school seniors and other young artists 17 or 18 years of age in the areas of Dance, Music/Instrumental, Music/Jazz, Music/Voice, Theater, Photography, Film and Video, Visual Arts, and Writing. The ARTS program recognizes these young people with the following opportunities to let their talents shine: ARTS Week - An all-expenses-paid week in Miami in January consisting of master classes, workshops, discussions, performances, exhibitions and interaction between 125 young artists and panels of distinguished artists. An evaluation of each artist's work by experts in the field. Scholarships - Access to scholarships offered by NFAA's Scholarship List Service subscribers. Unrestricted cash grants from $100-$3,000 each. Nominations to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. NFAA's ongoing support of its alumni through various internships and career advancement programs. The ARTS program is sanctioned by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship

Established in 2014 by Rich Clarkson. For 25 years, Rich Clarkson was the director of photography at The Topeka Capital-Journal. He also led the photo and art department at The Denver Post as Assistant Managing Editor/Graphics and was The National Geographic Magazine’s Director of Photography in the 1980s. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship is awarded to encourage those with talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college. Applicants must: •Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies. •Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need. •Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies. Explain financial need. •Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate. •A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows your work is required. If applying for the Clarkson scholarship, a letter of recommendation is required from a non faculty member as well.

Scholarship Award Program

Over $1,700,000 in tuition scholarships are being offered in both degree and diploma programs to Florida high school graduates. These scholarships are available in such diverse specialties as business administration, electronic engineering technology, drafting and computer assisted design, secretarial, fashion merchandising and design, accounting, cartooning/illustration, court reporting, professional mariner, culinary arts, hospitality management, private investigation, nail and skin care technology, respiratory therapy technician, travel and tourism, cosmetology, video film production and recording arts, automotive service technology, photography, industrial design technology, music and video business, allied health administration, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, paralegal studies, interior design, therapeutic massage, rescue and advanced open water diving, cardiovascular technologist, visual communication, medical or dental assisting and other business, health care and technical/career fields.

Eric J. Shook Memorial Art Scholarship

Criteria: Available to Rochester, Adams and Stoney Creek seniors who demonstrates artistic talent and will be majoring in art, photography, film or video in college. Must have minimum 2.5 GPA. Resume of achievements in art, film, video or photography should be submitted in addition to application form. Award: $1000 Biography: Eric J. Shook (1974-1992) graduated from Rochester High in 1992 and was a brilliant photographer and artist. He won numerous state awards and his work was well known by his peers. Applications should be either typed or printed in black ink. Applications in pencil will not be considered.

Peninsula Advertising Photographers Assoc. (PAPA) Scholarship

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

Willis Nelson Memorial Scholarship

College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - Art & Design Applicants must be Graduate students currently matriculating in the MFA Pictorial Art programs and enrolled full time during the review period will be eligible for the award(s).

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.

Ralph Weaver Behan Photography/Graphic Arts Memorial Scholarship

Applicant be a resident of the rural area within 125 mile radius of Dodge City; be majoring in photography and/or graphic arts. Instructions for Application: 1. All applicants must attach academic official transcripts to their applications.

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

John and Reiko Kuga Phillip Scholarship

 Applicants must be a Hawai`i island, public high school graduate  Must be a declared art major to include, but not limited to focuses in art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, electronic arts, fiber, glass, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture General criteria: • Must be a classified undergraduate student • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted • Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. • Full-time status, unless specifically noted • Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community. *See website for accrediting bodies that are recognized by the Foundation. 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.

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