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International Documentary Photography Scholarship

Offered by Anchell Photography, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 2, 2023
1 award worth

$1,000

Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

January 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a post-secondary student with a passion for photojournalism? If so, consider applying for the International Documentary Photography Scholarship! The International Documentary Photography Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who use photography to bring attention to social issues.

The scholarship is funded by Anchell Photography, Inc., an organization established by the award-winning photographer, Steve Anchell. Steve Anchell is a passionate photojournalist and photographer whose works have been exhibited in galleries and private collections around the world. To support young photographers pursuing socially conscious photography, Steve’s “International Documentary Photography Scholarship” offers $1,000 to one talented applicant each year. Selection is based on students’ submissions and demonstrated interest/involvement in using photography to document a person, group of people, place, event, or happening of social or personal importance. If you’re passionate about photography and are looking for some help to pay off your degree, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a current undergraduate or graduate student who uses photography to bring attention to social issues. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts, Photography/Photojournalism

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, you must submit an online application, 12-20 of your photojournalistic photos, and the below application materials.

350-word essay

Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The International Documentary Photography Scholarship winner will be announced: April 15, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Anchell Photography, Inc. at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the International Documentary Photography Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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