Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship

Scholarship Description

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.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award:

Max Award: 2,000

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization National Press Photographers Foundation
120 Hooper Street
Athens, GA 30602-3018

Contact Person:

Phone: (706) 542-2506