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James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 11
Award Deadline: November 15, 2021

High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older) and should have taken at least one photography or related art class.

College or technical school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at a accredited college, university or professional school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older), and have taken courses in photography or photojournalism.

Graduate students applying for a scholarship should be enrolled in a journalism or photojournalism program.

High school, college and graduate students should have at least one semester remaining at time of award.

Type of Awards:

A) Five (5) Digital SLR Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students. (High school applicants should only submit still photographs. The video awards are for college and graduate students only.)

B) Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography.

C) One (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one (1) graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.

Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work "tells a story". This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Please keep in mind, for the still photography submissions, that we are NOT looking for "art" photography.

One suggestion, for subject matter, is the current crisis our world is facing: COVID-19. All of our lives have been changed by the Coronavirus. Much like 9/11 changed the lives of your parents, this event will change your world forever. You can show, through images or video, how COVID-19 has affected life in your school, your home, and your community. (In terms of still photography, you may submit individual images that stand alone or a series of photos.) Topics might include empty shelves in stores and empty classrooms, or health care workers bravely battling this virus. Stories might also focus on how you and your family are dealing with this pandemic playing games, making meals together, and, of course, navigating the new educational system of distance learning. We urge you to go out and record the history that is being made all around you (and be sure to identify your photos by location and date).

Again, we are looking for photojournalism. We are asking you to do a lot with this application write an essay and send us your transcript and recommendations so if you are submitting still photos, please don't ruin your chances of being considered by entering images of flowers, glamour shots or kittens no matter how adorable they may be.


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James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships
Be Bold Scholarship - $25,102
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No Essay You Deserve it Scholarship - $2,222
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$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
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Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who...
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Jameela Jamil x I Weigh Scholarship - $5,000
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