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Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships

Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships

Find scholarships to help financially back your passion.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 22, 2015

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

Janie Moore Green Grant

Deadline: 10/31/15
Available To: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 2
Award Amount: 1,000

Provided by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), the Janie Moore Green Grant is available to students who are enrolled in or have applied to a college or university specializing in the study of photography.

To be considered, you must submit three to five duplicate transparencies or prints demonstrating your photographic skills and a short essay explaining what inspired you to pursue photography.

Get more information on the Janie Moore Green Grant.

Youth Noise Scholarship Program

Deadline: 11/21/15
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Youth Noise Scholarship Program is available to students enrolled at an accredited high school or college.

You must submit a video no longer than 5 minutes on YouTube in which you explain how new ideas will shape the world around us, and why education is the key to creating a brighter future.

Get more information on the Youth Noise Scholarship Program .

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university.

You must create a form of social awareness that inspires other students to focus on Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety to qualify for this award.

This can be a video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving.

Student must have a valid driver’s license.

Get more information on the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship.

Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship

Deadline: 12/31/15
Available To: Maximum Age 21 Years
Award Amount: Varies

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship is available to students between the ages of 13 and 21 who are interested in protecting wildlife and the environment.

To be considered, you must conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2015, take digital photos of your project in action, and write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.

Get more information on the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship.

Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest

Deadline: 12/14/15
Available to: Ages 19 and Under
Award Amount: $1,000

Provided by the National Coalition Against Censorship, the Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest is open to filmmakers age 19 and younger who are living in the U.S. or its territories (citizenship not required).

To qualify, you must submit an original film of four minutes or less about a censorship issue or event from the past 40 years or explore what you think will be the major free speech questions of the future.

Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative, or music video.

The top three winners will be awarded cash prizes and the first place winner will receive a $5000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

Get more information on the Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

Deadline: 2/26/16
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States.

To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.

Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship.

Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship

Deadline: 2/26/16
Available to: High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States.

To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged.

Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship.

Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshman 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 Freshman through College Senior
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 Freshman through College Senior
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 Freshman through College Senior

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 Freshman through College Senior

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 Freshman through Graduate 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 Freshman through Graduate 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 Freshman through College Senior

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.

Holography Internship


Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior

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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