Scholarships in Photography

Rome Prize Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for at least three years at the time of application.

NAHJ General Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicant must submit a sample of best work, resume, recommendations, essay, transcript, financial need statement, parents' W-2 forms, and application. Selection is based upon academic excellence, demonstrated interest in a journalism career, and financial need. For application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with request.

Cadogan Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be nominated by an instructor at his or her institution, must have completed at least one semester of graduate study, and must have at least two semesters remaining before graduation. Artwork submitted must have been completed within the past two years.

Sport Diver Magazine Publishing Internship

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must have marketing, marine biology, and photography skills. SCUBA diving certificate is preferred.

NPPF Still Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant 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. Applicant must have a minimum of one-half year of undergraduate schooling reamaining at time of award. Award is aimed at an applicant with journalism potential, but with little opportunity and great need.

NPPF Television News Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be enrolled at a recognized four-year college or university, have courses in TV news photojournalism in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, and submit a videotape with examples of work and a one-page biographical sketch including statement of professional goals. 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. Award is aimed at applicant with television news photojournalism potential, but with little opportunity and great need.

Bob East Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate in the first 3-1/2 years of college or plan to pursue postgraduate work and provide proof of acceptance to the program. Applicant must submit a portfolio of at least five single images and a picture story. Recipient chosen primarily on quality of portfolio.

Raymond Davis Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 15

Grant is made for academic study or research in the theory or practice of image science. Applicant must be a full-time student who has completed or will complete two academic years of college before the term of the scholarship.

Pennies for Art Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must attend a Massachusetts high school and must submit a letter of endorsement from the president of the sponsoring GFWC of Massachusetts club in the community of legal residence, a recommendation from high school art teacher, a letter stating goals, and portfolio of three examples of original work. SASE required.

AWC Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a Washington resident attending a Washington four-year school. Selection is based upon financial need and academic achievement.

Cliff and Vi Edom Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Selection is based upon portfolio, three letters of recommendation, and financial need.

Artadia James D. Phelan Award in the Visual Arts

Award: $15,000, Deadline: August 1

Applicant must be born in California and provide copies of birth certificate with application. Previous recipients are ineligible.

Allan Lucas Memorial Educational Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a full-time student who plans to pursue lighting education or research as apart of their undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral studies. Applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in an accredited four-year college or university located in Northern California.

Polaire Weissman Fund

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 3

Applicant needs to present a typed application, full resume, statement (not to exceed 1,000 words), and three letters of recommendation.

Peggy Guggenheim Studentship Program, Venice, Italy

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Skills USA Championship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: End of June

Students who are members of SkillsUSA may compete in local, state, and national championships. The winners of the national championships are awarded the following scholarships. Winners of the Advertising Design, Culinary, Photography, and Web Design championships will be awarded a $20,000 tuition scholarship. Winners of the 3-D Visualization and Animation as well as the Television Production championships will be awarded a $10,000 tuition scholarship. Each Art Institute has a limited number of scholarships. Winners are permitted to choose The Art Institute location of their choice and scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student in the field of print, photography, film, art or broadcasting.

Jack Leigh Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in photography with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Photography Endowed Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a full-time, international, undergraduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA and pursuing a degree in photography. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Prix Heliographique

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must major in photography and participate in the off-campus program in France and/or Italy. Applicant must submit a portfolio.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Ted Brown Photography Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 22

Applicant must come from an Atlantic Province and have at least 15 photography credits at the time of application.

Reserve America Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: None

Applicant must me enrolled in a photography class and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Photography

Art Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be a freshman student who is new to the university and is majoring in graphic and web design, illustration, photography, or digital media arts. Application and portfolio are required. Scholarship is awarded on the basis of talent.

Stephany Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Yager/CAPS Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Photography

Jacob Javits Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must not have completed his or her first year of graduate school and the fifth year of a five-year baccalaureate/master's degree is applicable. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a FAFSA application.

Francis L. Waugh Memorial Scholarship

Award: $525, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a South Dakota resident with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 15 credit hours per semester. Preference will be give to an applicant who: plans on working for either the South Dakota Game and Fish Department or the Colorado Game, Fish & Parks Department; plans on working for the Game & Fish departments of any other state; is planning a career in Wildlife Management (state, federal, or private); or is planning a career in photography and/or journalism.

The James Alan Cox Scholarship for Student Photojournalists

Award: $2,500, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must be a high school (sophomore or older with one semester remaining), college, or graduate school student. High school applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of one photography or related art class; college students must be enrolled in photography or journalism; graduate students must be enrolled in a journalism/photojournalism class. Photo or video that 'tells a story' must be submitted.