National Press Photographers Foundation Scholarships

Website: National Press Photographers Association


NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college. Please go on the website: for more information on the scholarships listed below.

NPPF Scholarships

Bob Lynn Grant – $4,000

Bob Baxter – $2,000

Reid Blackburn – $2,000

Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship – $2,000

Bob East – $2,000

C. Thomas Hardin and Mary C. Hardin Documentary Photojournalism Scholarship – $2,000

Kit C. King – $2,000

Jimi Lott – $2,000

Sony's Photojournalism Scholarship – $2,000

NPPF Still and Multimedia – $2,000

NPPF TV News – $2,000

Advanced Storytelling Workshop Award – $1,000 plus waiver of registration fee

Yoder News Video Workshop – $1,000

College Photographer of the Year International


Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada or have been accepted at a four-year institution to complete suspended studies.
  • Provide evidence of an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need.
  • Provide grade point average as an indication that applicant can successfully complete college studies.
  • Explain financial need.
  • Use the scholarship at the beginning of the next semester. Otherwise, it will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate candidate.
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

Detailed application instructions are at

Contact Information

For questions about scholarships, please contact Dr. James W. Brown at