Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships

Find scholarships to help financially back your passion.

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 02, 2016

Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships

Do you have the photography bug? On the other hand, perhaps, moving pictures are your passion. Do you love shooting at every angle and capturing every moment?

If you answered yes, then keep reading because these scholarships are seriously right up your alley!

Whether you’re interested in photography or film-making as a hobby or seriously taking it on as a part of your career, you might want to look into the world of photography and cinematography scholarships.

As you probably already know, being a great photographer takes more than just a great photo – it takes great photographers years of study to develop the skill set to create seemingly perfect shots.

The same goes for the art of film-making – those shots don’t create themselves! Someone is behind the camera, creating every angle and capturing every moment.

With photography or film-making scholarships, you’ll have the unique opportunity to pursue your passion and, ultimately, become a professional in the field if that’s what you decide you’d like to do.

Fastweb’s database is loaded with opportunities for students looking for photography and film scholarships and is ready to help link you with opportunities to fulfill your dreams.

To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following photography and film-making scholarships and internships are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page.

Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list.

Check out the following list of photography and film scholarships and internships:

Photography, Cinematography and Videography Scholarships

CARiD Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Juniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The CARiD Scholarship is available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university. You must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and submit a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry to qualify for this award. Submissions could be of your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen.

Get more information on the CARiD Scholarship.

$2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $2,000

The $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must create a video that shows how properly planning for a hurricane or other flood disaster can be a valuable tool and upload it to YouTube in order to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the $2,000 Disaster Preparation Scholarship.

East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest

Deadline: 5/02/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through High School Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest is available to high school students in the U.S. and Canada who have completed at least five hours of community service.

You must respond to an essay prompt or submit a work of fine art, digital art, photography, or video that inspires service or captures an inspirational moment of service.

Get more information on the East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest

Deadline: 6/30/16
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $500

The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises awareness of the severity of the consequences of drunk driving among your peers to qualify for this award. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and be no longer than three minutes long.

Get more information on the Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest.

Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 1,000

The Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship is open to photojournalism students at Western Kentucky University.

Selection is based demonstrated scholarship, leadership and professional development.

Get more information on the Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship.

Lone Star EMMY Scholarship


Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

Provided by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Lone Star Chapter), the Lone Star EMMY Scholarship is available to sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in an institution of higher learning in the State of Texas.

You must be majoring in radio, television, film, broadcast journalism or other related major and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Lone Star EMMY Scholarship.

Audition/Portfolio Review Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Audition/Portfolio Review Scholarship is open to students at Montana State University, Bozeman.

You must participate in music or theatre auditions, art or photography reviews, or screenings of videotapes or films to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Audition/Portfolio Review Scholarship.

Camera Ready Award

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Camera Ready Award is available to students at SUNY Morrisville State College.

You must be a journalism student and demonstrate achievement in layout, design and photography to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Camera Ready Award.

Photography, Cinematography and Videography Internships

Conservation Photography/Biology Summer Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Sponsored by Discover Life in America, the Conservation Photography/Biology Summer Internship is available to students with an interest in conservation.

Responsibilities and opportunities vary and may include web/brochure design, photography and editing, specimen identification, photo-documentation/direct participation in scientific research in the Great Smoky Mountains, and coordination/innovation in public outreach, awareness, and fund-raising.

Learn more information about the Conservation Photography/Biology Summer Internship.

HPM News Digital Lab Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The HPM News Digital Lab Internship is open to students who are interested in newsroom technology. Intern duties may include working with the website, social media, visual media and other duties as needed.

You must have strong digital skills and be able to work independently in order to be considered for this internship.

Preference is given to students who specialize in one of the following fields: data, social, photography or videography.

Learn more information about the HPM News Digital Lab Internship.

Time Out New York Photo Internship


Deadline: May 30 (Fall); Dec. 15 (Spring); March 15 (Summer)
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The Daily Herald Photojournalism Internship is open to second-year or later photojournalism students.

You must have basic working photographic equipment (submit a list of personal equipment with application) to qualify for this award.

Learn more information about the Daily Herald Photojournalism Internship.

Blue Man Group Video Studio Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Video Studio Internship is open to students with an interest in videography.

Intern duties may include shooting, editing and post-production, participating in department meetings, attending video shoots and other duties as needed.

You must have working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Photoshop, be comfortable in operating cameras as well as basic lighting and sound equipment in order to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Video Studio Internship.

Dreamworks Animation SKG Production Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through College Senior

The Dreamworks Animation SKG Production Internship is open to full-time juniors or seniors attending an accredited college or university.

To be eligible, you must be a BA/BS candidate currently enrolled in a communications, media studies, film or cinema program.

In addition, you must be well organized, demonstrate excellent communication skills and have knowledge of office management software packages (Excel, Word, Netscape Communicator and Messenger and FileMaker Pro).

Learn more information about the Dreamworks Animation SKG Production Internship.

The Maury Show Production Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The Production Internship is available to college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are majoring or have an interest in television, film, communications or media studies.

Interns will assist the production and office staff in a variety of tasks.

You must be at least 18 years of age, be detail oriented, knowledgeable in pop culture, organized and highly proactive to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the The Maury Show Production Internship.

PBS General Audience Programming Internship


Deadline: Varies

Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The General Audience Programming Internship is available to students majoring in communications, broadcasting, or film and television.

Interns will support all functions of the PBS General Audience Program Development and Independent Film Department, including program and proposal log-in, requesting all necessary documentation with regard to submissions, and data entry.

Interns will also review and write coverage for program and proposal submissions and enter comments and decisions into department database.

Learn more information about the PBS General Audience Programming Internship.

Film Internship – Museum of the Moving Image


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Senior through Graduate Student, Year 5

The Film Internship at the Museum of the Moving Image is available to undergraduates entering their senior year, college graduates and graduate students.

Interns will assist in the development of content for web-based projects and with the logistical details and preparations of off-site museum programs.

You must submit a cover letter and resume, a statement of interest and one letter of recommendation from a current or past professor to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Film Internship – Museum of the Moving Image.

Disney College Program Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5

The Disney College Program Internship is open to students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and have completed at least one semester.

You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for this internship. Internship roles include: attractions, custodial, guest relations, guest research, parking cashier, PhotoPass photographer, resort transportation and parking, ticket taker, hopper and main entrance operations.

All internships take place at Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts. All majors are welcome to apply.

Learn more information about the Disney College Program Internship.

Photography Conservation Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through Graduate Year 2

The Art Institute of Chicago offers a Photography Conservation Internship for college-level juniors, seniors and graduate students.

Interns will assist in conservation, record keeping, database management and exhibition preparation.

You must have a basic knowledge of photographic history and technique, a careful and attentive manner, an ability to work well with people, concentration, discipline, and manual dexterity to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Photography Conservation Internship.

Journalism Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The journalism internship is open to students with an interest in journalism, writing, editing and other related fields. Intern duties may include researching, writing, pitching and producing features and other duties as needed.

You must have some journalism and writing experience, as well as copy-editing skills, HTML and photoshop experience to be considered for this internship.

Learn more information about the Journalism Internship.

Conservation Photography/Biology Summer Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

Sponsored by Discover Life in America, the Conservation Photography/Biology Summer Internship is available to students with an interest in conservation.

Responsibilities and opportunities vary and may include web/brochure design, photography and editing, specimen identification, photo-documentation/direct participation in scientific research in the Great Smoky Mountains, and coordination/innovation in public outreach, awareness, and fund-raising.

Get more information on the Conservation Photography/Biology Summer Internship.

Holography Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors

The Holograpy Internship is available to students with an interest in holography. You will assist with work in a laser lab creating and copying holograms.

You will also assist with work in an art gallery: fabricating displays, creating sculptural and computer generated art, work in cinematography and assist in the running of the business of the gallery.

A personal holography project may be part of your work.

Learn more information about the Holography Internship.

Mayo Clinic Video Post-production Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Senior

The Video Post-production Internship is available to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in film, mass media, or electronic media.

Undergraduate students must have completed their junior year of studies and graduate students must be in at least their second year of a master’s program.

This internship provides a learning experience during which interns will participate in all aspects of video production and post-production.

To be considered, you must submit a demonstration reel of work you have developed provided online or DVD, a one-page personal statement, and a letter of reference from a faculty adviser.

Learn more information about the Video-Post-production Internship.

Time Out New York Photo Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Sophomore through College Senior

The Time Out New York Photo Internship is open to students who have an interest in online publishing.

You must have the motivation to learn about the field of photography within a publishing environment to qualify for this internship.

Learn more information about the Time Out New York Photo Internship.

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