Photography Scholarships

Do you like taking photos? There are scholarships and contests out there that ask for your best photo. Some program simply ask for a photo while others ask for a description or essay explaining the photo. Check out these scholarships that ask for a photo.

#SuperStressFace: Help Your Friends Reduce Stress!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: 97% of American teens report being stressed during back-to-school season. Yikes! Take a picture of what you look like when you’re stressed (your #SuperStressFace!) and share it with friends on social media with one of DoSomething’s tips proven to help de-stress.

Scholarships.com $500 InstaScholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2017
Description: Contest is open to all U.S. citizens who are either currently enrolled in high school and plan to attend a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher education or are currently enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of higher learning. Applicant must share a post/pic of their top priorities for this upcoming school year and tag @scholdotcom and use #InstaScholarship on Instagram.

#FeelsLikeHome Scholarship
Sponsor: Homes.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 13, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are between the ages of 16 and 22 years of age. Applicant must share a photo that shows how they’ve made (or plan to make) their college experience feel like a home away from home.

#MyCredibleFuture Scholarship
Sponsor: Credible
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate university program. Applicant must submit a photo and story about “why your education is important to you.”

CARiD Scholarship
Sponsor: CARiD
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students between the ages of 16 and 20 who will be enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester. Applicant must create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry.

Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant
Sponsor: NANPA Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an institution of higher education specializing in the study of photography.

James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Amount: $2,500 for college students and digital camera for high school students
Closing Date: November 15, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to college, technical school and graduate school students who are studying photography or photojournalism. Applicant must submit five digital images for still photography submissions or two videos, with a maximum duration of three minutes, for video submissions. High school students wanting to participate should only send in still photography.

Arizona Milk Producers Scholarship
Sponsor: American Milk Producers
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: November 21, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of Arizona who are 17 years of age or older and are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary school (university, college, or community college) in the state of Arizona for the 2018 fall term with at least 12 credit hours. Simply take a picture of your best milk mustache for a chance to win. Starting September 5, each week through November 21, one weekly finalist will be selected based on their entry.

Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sponsor: Smithsonian Magazine
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2017
Description: Contest is open to individuals worldwide who are at least 18 years of age. Contestant can submit photos in the categories of Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, or Mobile.

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