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Top Photography Scholarships in 2022
Do you love to take pictures? If so, you can put your photography skills to use by applying for photography scholarships. Whether you are snapping pictures for your Instagram account or are a serious photographer, there are a number of great scholarships available to you.
Jump ahead to:
- Top photography scholarships
- Summary of scholarships for photographers
- Upcoming scholarships
- Other scholarship lists to explore
Keep on reading to learn more about our top photography scholarships including eligibility, award amounts, and deadlines!
Top photography scholarships in 2022
- Eligibility: High school students pursuing photography
- Amount: $1,001
- Deadline: April 1, 2022
- Eligibility: Low-income junior and senior high school or undergraduate students planning to or currently attending art school
- Amount: $500
- Deadline: The 20th of each month
- Eligibility: High school seniors accepted to college, undergraduate and graduate students in the USA
- Amount: $10,000
- Deadline: May 1, 2022
- Eligibility: Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications
- Amount: $1,000
- Deadline May 31, 2022
- Eligibility: Students ages 11 to 18 who create a work of art in their chosen genre, including visual art, film, music, poetry, prose, and interactive and multimedia
- Amount: Scholarships worth from $100 to $1,500
- Deadline: June 13, 2022
Resources for photography students
If you’re interested in photojournalism, this is a great association to check out and eventually join. They serve as advocates for the profession and connect photojournalist around the country to share ideas and resources. They also offer membership discounts to students.
As with any major, it’s a great idea to connect with some people in the field as you study your material. The Professional Photographers of America gives you the opportunity to do just that. You’ll connect with people who take photographs for a living and have the opportunity to ask them about their experience. You’ll be able to get advice and testimony about the field from people all over the world and of all different ages and fields of photography.
This one may seem obvious, but we want to make sure that every single student is filling out the FAFSA. The application qualifies you for institutional aid, as well as federal grants such as the Pell Grant and loans such as Stafford Loans. It’s free and easy to apply, and no matter your income or assets, you will qualify for at least some benefits. Be sure to complete the FAFSA before its deadline.
Summary of scholarships for photographers
- $1,001 KC R. Sandidge Photography Scholarship
- Innovation in Education Scholarship
- Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship
- Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship
- Ocean Awareness Contest
Upcoming photographer scholarships
- Eligibility: College and graduate students
- Amount: $1,000
- Eligibility: High school and college student photographers
- Amount: $2,500 (6 scholarships awarded) or Digital SLR Camera (5 awarded)
- Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate student (international students are also eligible to apply)
- Amount: $2,000
- Opens: October 2022
- Eligibility: Students ages 13 and up in grades 7 through 12. Public/private school and homeschooled students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools worldwide are welcome to apply.
- Eligibility: High school and college students
- Amount: Varies
- Opens: March 1, 2022