Scholarships for Photography Majors

If you are picturing a career in photography, then you will be interested to know that there are many types of scholarships available to help you pursue your education in this field. Colleges and universities offering degree programs in art, design, fine art and photography are among the main sources of scholarships for photography majors. These scholarships typically require academic achievement, financial need and even in some cases the submission of a portfolio. Professional associations such as the National Press Photographers Association and the North American Nature Photography Association fund scholarships, with the former offering multiple awards to photojournalism students. Foundations, nonprofit agencies and memorial scholarships are other sources of photography scholarships. Some programs contain such requirements as residency in a specific state or the pursuit of a degree in a particular area of photography. Get a clearer picture of photography scholarships available to help you pay the cost of your two- or four-year studies by checking out the sources listed below.

Showing 1-19 of 19 scholarships
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  • 52,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Photograph Conservation|Conservation|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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A fellowship offered to individuals with a graduate degree conservation of photographs.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Photojournalism|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing major in photojournalism. Applicants must demonstrate professionalism and leadership
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Kit C. King Scholarship National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Nov-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Photojournalism|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
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The Kit C. King Scholarship is awarded to graduate students pursuing major in photojournalism. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and with a minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Bruce T. Gora Photography Scholarship Fund Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Fine Arts|Photography|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private| in |Charlotte, FL|Collier, FL|Glades, FL|Hendry, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Lee, FL|
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Bruce T. Gora Photography Scholarship Fund is provided to a high school senior or a college student who is pursuing fine arts. The scholarship gives a $1,200 fund to graduate from a public or private school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Ted Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Adams County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Interior Design|Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Illustration|Art Education|
  • School (K-12): |South Adams High School, Berne, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Adams, IN|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating high school senior of South Adams High School who wishes to study visual arts, art education, illustration, interior/graphic design or photography.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,600
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Drawing|Painting|Printmaking|Fiber arts|Sculpture|Ceramics|Digital Art (computer)|Film-making/video Production|
  • School (College): Attend |University of HawaiiManoa (HI)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Native Hawaiian Visual Arts Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate student from the University of Hawai`i-Mnoa. Applicants must be majoring in Visual arts
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Decorative Arts|Architecture|Interior Design|Visual Arts|Photography|Graphic Design|Illustration|Drawing|Painting|Ceramics|Film-making/video Production|Fashion|Sketching|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established to recognize students pursuing a major and career in visual arts. Applicants must exhibit leadership and community service and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details NPPF Still and Multimedia Scholarship National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF)
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Nov-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Photojournalism|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
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The NPPF Still and Multimedia Scholarship is awarded to student pursuing major in photojournalism with a minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Art History|Electronics|Photography|Graphic Design|Printmaking|Sculpture|Ceramics|Drawing and Painting|Fiber|Glass|
  • School (K-12): |Public High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
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The John and Reiko Kuga Phillip Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of public high school from Hawai`i island. Applicants must be pursuing major in art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, electronic arts, fiber, glass, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 100
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Art|Photography|Hawaiian Crafts and Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Hawaii|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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Bruce T. and Jackie Mahi Erickson Scholarship is a $100 award given to a student who needs financial assistance in pursuing post-secondary education. The applicant must be pursuing studies in the creation of crafts, art, and photography and/or independent research relating to historical Hawaiian crafts and arts to qualify. The program awards one scholarship yearly.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Trever Bennett Memorial Art Scholarship High Desert Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Art|Dance|Photography|Graphic Design|Drawing|Painting|Sculpture|Digital Production|Theatre|
  • Residence: Live in |High Desert, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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Administered by High Desert Community Foundation, this scholarship provides financial assistance to High School graduating senior from the High Desert area who is interested in pursuing a degree in an artistic field.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Siverts Publishing Scholarship High Desert Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Photography|New Media|Graphic Design|Mass Communications|Broadcast Journalism|Video Production|
  • Residence: Live in |High Desert, San Bernardino|
  • School (College): |Accredited Public College|Accredited Private College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 2 awards
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Public Relations|Fine Arts|Communications|Advertising|Photography|Strategic Communication|Graphic Design|Illustration|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|
  • Residence: Live in |New Mexico|
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This scholarship was started to benefit deserving college junior or senior students who are planning to enter the advertising profession. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a New Mexico four-year nonprofit or public educational institution and a resident of New Mexico.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Art|Interior Design|Photography|Graphic Design|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Skylights For Less Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior or current college student. Applicants must be attending accredited college or university with a minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Reid Blackburn Scholarship National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Photojournalism|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The Reid Blackburn Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students pursuing major in photojournalism. Reid Blackburn died in 1980 while on assignment covering the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Florence Lemcke Fine Arts American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Washington
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Architecture|Literature|Fine Arts|Dance|Drama|Photography|Drawing|Painting|Sculpture|Poetry|
  • Military: |Child of Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Washington|
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The scholarship was established by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Washington to provide educational support to high school seniors who are planning to pursue a study in Fine Arts related field.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Communications|Photojournalism|Documentary Art|Non-Fiction Digital Media|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mendocino, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Lake, CA|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students of Sonoma, Lake or Mendocino who are planning to pursue a degree in journalism, communications, photojournalism, documentary art, and non-fiction digital media.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Journalism|Communications|Photojournalism|Documentary Art|Non-Fiction Digital Media|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Mendocino, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Lake, CA|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students of Sonoma, Lake or Mendocino County who are planning to pursue a degree in journalism, communications, photojournalism, documentary art, and non-fiction digital media.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
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  • 2,500
  • 6 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Photography|Photojournalism|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduate Student|College sophomore|College junior|College senior|High school junior|High school sophomore|
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The James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship is available to high school sophomore, junior and senior student or a college sophomore, junior and senior student or graduate student pursuing major in photography or photojournalism. Applicants must submit photography for high school and video for college and graduate student
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.0
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