Photography Scholarships

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

Bob Baxter Scholarship

Named for a New Jersey photographer who was paralyzed in a swimming accident but continued to pursue photojournalism education. Baxter set up this scholarship before his death. 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. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. 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.

AAJA/Cox Foundation Scholarship

1. Must be pursuing a career in either print, broadcast or photojournalism. 2. Must have sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues as demonstrated by community involvement. 3. Must have at least 12 units. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

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.

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.

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.

Other Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Hearst Journalism Awards Program

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, was founded in 1960, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools. The 54th annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and four multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Participation in the program is open to undergraduate journalism majors currently enrolled in ACEJMC - accredited domestic universities. An exception to the journalism major rule is made for students entering the photojournalism competitions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions. Please check the website for more information and deadline of application. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $925 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

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.

Ruben Salazar Scholarship Program

Requirements: * Applicants must be high school seniors, college undergraduates, or first-year graduate students who are pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast, or online media. * See website for additional information

Imagine America High School Scholarship

The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to help provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship!

AAJA/Cox Foundation Scholarship

Awards of up to $2,500 to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast or photo journalism. Each year, AAJA offers scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. Students are selected based on the following criteria: Commitment to the field of journalism. Sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues as demonstrated by community involvement. Journalistic ability Financial need

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.

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