Photography scholarships are offered to students who perform and exhibit talent in the field of photography, this also gives financial support and manage the cost of education better. Nowadays everybody with a smartphone and an Instagram account can click pictures and post it on social media. But does that mean that they are professional photographers? Certainly not. Professional photography is not everybody’s cup of tea. One needs to have a lot of passion and dedication to be a professional photographer. Students who are actually serious about building a career in photography have a lot of options for funding and getting trained in photography. Scholarships, awards, and internships are few such options.

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a wildlife photographer for one of the best TV channels like National Geographic, NBA, or History TV 18? If yes, then a major in photography will definitely give you a base and will be a good start for your career. But many times students are worried about the high tuition fees that one has to pay. However, there are college scholarships for potential candidates who can be excellent photographers in the future. 

If you wish to study photography then scholarships are a great way to ease the stress of paying for your education. It will also help you in getting in touch with art students and also to prove your presence in the arts community.

There are many schools, colleges, universities, and organizations that promote scholarships and different awards for students interested in photography. Scholarships are available for high schoolers, undergraduate college students as well as graduate college students.

Eligibility Criteria For Photography Scholarships

There are a few terms and conditions about who can apply for a photography scholarship. One should fulfill some criteria to be eligible for a college photography scholarship. Again the requirements and eligibility criteria vary for different awards and scholarships. The criteria listed below are quite generic in nature. Here are a few:

  • One must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college or trade school.

  • One must be 16 years of age at the time of application.

  • One must be interested in a career in photography.

  • One must have displayed some sort of passion for photography in the past.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$4,755

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

About the Scholarship

What is the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)? Alaska Performance Scholarship is aimed towards high school students in the Alaska region of the United States. This caters to help students to bear with the cost of their postsecondary education. Usually, the high school students who...

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$500 - $5,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

(303) 862-3001

About the Scholarship

This Colorado Student Grant (CSG) award is given to the qualified students with documented financial need, which is funded by the State of Colorado. The CSG aims at providing financial resources to the Colorado residents who would be unable to pursue their post-secondary education without any aid. Here, financial need is determined by using the student\'s EFC ...

Application Deadline

July 20, 2020

Award Amount

$7,093

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

ADS@mdc.edu

Contact Number

305-237-8888

About the Scholarship

Miami Dade College American Dream Scholarship The dream of every student to pursue higher education can become true with the aid of the American Dream Scholarship. The advantage of this scholarship is that it tries to encompass all the students who were not able to get full financial aid although being very bright and talented. The scholarship is ...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

OSFA@fldoe.org

Contact Number

888-827-2004

About the Scholarship

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund The Jose Marti Scholarship grant provides financial aid to students of Hispanic origin who attend public or private institutions in Florida. These grants are like awards to the eligible students going through financial crisis and do not have to be repaid. ...

Application Deadline

June 06, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

osfa@fldoe.org

Contact Number

888-827-2004

About the Scholarship

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Florida Bright Futures Scholarship is a scholarship program established in 1997 in the state of Florida. It is one of the best education funding options that the students can avail.  It is a merit-based and the applicants need to meet certain eligibility requirements. This lottery-funded scholars...

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$3,566

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

Application Deadline

April 20, 2020

Award Amount

$1,600

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

donna@sdra.org

Contact Number

800-658-5545

About the Scholarship

South Dakota Retailers Association Jerry Wheeler Scholarship Program is accredited by the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA). SDRA was started with a purpose to advocate, inform and provide services for our member businesses and to unify, protect, educate and lead the retail community and strive to enhance the business climate in South Dakota to enable retailers to better ...

Application Deadline

March 08, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@agbell.org

Contact Number

202-337-5220

About the Scholarship

AG Bell College Scholarship Awards is licensed by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The establishment is was begun to guarantee that individuals who are hard of hearing and in need of a hearing aide can hear and speak to provide support, data, assets and more to help direct them on their journey. AG Bell College Scholarship Awards are accommodated to ...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

denise@albuquerquefoundation.org

Contact Number

505-883-6240

About the Scholarship

Albuquerque Community Foundation sponsors ACF Robby Baker Memorial Scholarship to help students financially to help them pursue the dream of their education. The foundation has been in existence since 1981 proving grants to the non-profit organizations to serve them in the best way and help them become more self-reliant. The Robby Baker Sch...

Application Deadline

May 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

3

Website

Link

Email Address

lucin@wesupportcreativity.org

Contact Number

917-291-2879

About the Scholarship

Support Creativity Scholarship is accredited by We support creativity. The organization is a grant providing organization which gives financial assistantship to undergraduates who cannot afford college or universities, and who demonstrate financial need. The Support Creativity Scholarship is provided to those who are passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, artist...