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Student Photography Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline: November 15, 2016
Scholarship Value: $2,500
Number of Scholarships - 11


Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundations mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

Type of Awards:

A) Five (5) Digital 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) Starting in 2013, one (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one (1) graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.

D) Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. (Please see the 2015 or previous years' scholarship recipients to view examples of winning photographs and videos.) 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.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always "told a story" through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

Scholarship applications must be submitted between July 15, 2016 and Midnight, the Evening of November 15th, 2016.