There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
They say a photo is worth 1,000 words. How about $1,000 for college? This scholarship opportunity is for the socially-conscious photographer out there who has something to say, on film, about the issues of the day. The subject matter for your photo documentary is up to you–so get your camera at the ready!
Scholarship: Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarships
Awarding Organization: Anchell Photography Workshops
Amount: $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Two
Eligible Students: Both undergraduate and graduate students studying in any major
How to Apply: Complete the online application form and upload your digital work. Applicants are also required to submit a short essay (no more than 350 words) about their photos.
Deadline: Jan 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.