The Best Photography Scholarships
By Sam Feeder
, last updated December 22, 2011
It can be difficult to determine the best photography scholarships as there are so many different ones available to high school and college students who have an eye for photography and want to possibly continue it as a career. Before applying for these photography scholarships, it is important for a young, amateur photographer to have taken a wide variety of photographs either on their own or semi-professionally for their school newspaper, website or magazine. They will have to have put together a portfolio either physically or online which showcases some of their best photography, which they can send out to these scholarship opportunities with hopes of being awarded a scholarship for their work and talent. Check out some of the best photography scholarships out there for high school and college students listed below.
The Millote Scholarship Fund
For college students looking to transition into becoming professional photographers, the Millote Scholarship fund is awarded to a number of the best photographers who apply, putting a little bit of money into all of their pockets so that they can get a head start on their photography careers. An amount of four thousand dollars is given to each student who qualifies for this Millote Scholarship, though they are required to have a portfolio of photographs examining natural subjects, ranging from people to plants, animals and landscapes. Students who are awarded this scholarship are also required to have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Jules Strauss Scholarship
Sponsored by San Francisco State University's school of photography, the Jules Strauss Scholarship looks for students to come to SF State to learn in their photography program about their craft. Different degrees of this scholarship are offered to different students based upon the requirements which they fulfill. It is only open to seniors in high school and the scholarship is only awarded to those who have an outstanding photography portfolio, as well as an amazing academic record in high school.
World Nomads is an organization which sends different photographers to different parts of the world to document it their own unique and beautiful way. Part of National Geographic, this is one of the most difficult photography opportunities to get out there, as it is open to anyone over the age of 18 who is a proven photographer. That means you can be from any country around the world to qualify for this unique opportunity. You will be required to turn in no more then five photos from the place you have visited which tell some sort of a story. Once you are chosen for this scholarship, you will be given an assignment over the course of a week to photograph a specific subject in a unique place in the world to do what you do best: shoot.
Bob East Scholarship
For accomplished students in college who have a great portfolio and are looking at photography as both a career and an art form, the Bob East scholarship will award $2000 per student selected. They will be given this money as long as they attend graduate school in photography, furthering their education in this art form.